Present perfect

Portfolio managers are in the gift-giving business. After all, it truly is a gift when a portfolio realizes its intended benefits and the organization receives value. This article discusses how portfolio managers can deliver a portfolio that achieves customer acceptance. In doing so, it details how portfolio managers should ensure the outcome is wanted and is appreciated by executives, customers and all other stakeholders. It overviews how executives should be addressed by portfolio managers, noting that regularly scheduled status updates, benefits realization reviews, and risk assessments ensure the portfolio is headed the right way. The article then discusses how metrics ensure that executives are satisfied with the portfolio and lets stakeholders see that the portfolio is providing balance to obtain the best results. It also explains how these numbers help executives understand the power of the portfolio and help portfolio managers confirm the right work is being completed.
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