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Role Definition and Organizational Structure: Program and Portfolio Management

Published: 17 April 2009

ID: G00166922

Analyst(s): Audrey Apfel , Donna Fitzgerald


Organizations are investing in the core capability of program and portfolio management. Roles and groups are being formalized with a variety of responsibilities. Although many models are being tried, certain basic responsibilities embodied in a small number of roles can provide a format for success.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Role Definition — The PPM Leader
    • Senior Project Leader
    • Program Manager
    • PMO Leader
    • Portfolio Manager
    • Resource Manager
    • PMO Support Staff
  • The PPM Organization Structure
    • The PMO — The Project/Program/Portfolio Management Office
    • Project/Program Office
    • Project Portfolio Office

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