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How PPM Leaders Can Effectively Prioritize IT Projects

Published: 16 May 2019

ID: G00385677

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


Prioritizing IT projects is an issue for many organizations that can lead to the funding of low-value initiatives if left unmanaged. Program and portfolio management leaders must institute an unbiased, effective process for aligning demand with strategy, business outcomes and resource availability.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish a Common Point of Entry for IT Project Demand Intake
    • No. 1: The Concept Proposal
    • No. 2: Business Case
    • No. 3: The Investment Plan
  • Define an Appropriate Set of Investment Categories for the Project Portfolio to Enable the Prioritization Process
    • Scenario Example
  • Add Relevant Analysis to Information Gathered and Make Recommendations
  • Draw the Line After You Prioritize, Rather Than Prioritizing Demand

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