Green thumbs

This article explains the benefits of portfolio management by comparing it to the familiar task of gardening. It discusses how a portfolio is basically a garden of projects and how portfolio management provides the tools to help organizations identify, evaluate, select and prioritize ideas. It then describes how pests and adverse conditions affect both plants and projects and highlights how to address portfolio challenges. The article concludes by summarizing how project portfolios need the support of senior leadership, a talented project management team and resources to yield the best results, much like gardens that need sun, water and fertilizer.
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