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Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management

Portfolio management ensures that the collection of product innovation projects is aligned with strategy and resource availability. Important considerations include:

  • The types of projects to be included in the innovation portfolio
  • The relationship of the product innovation portfolio to the overall business strategy
  • Criteria and methods commonly used to select projects to achieve a desired portfolio balance

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Sustaining Complement Quality for Digital Product Platforms

JPIM Article | March 10, 2021

Sustaining Complement Quality for Digital Product Platforms
Susan Hilbolling, Hans Berends, Fleur Deken and Philipp Tuertscher

Innovation in a digital world increasingly revolves around open platforms that consist of a core technology and a large variety of complementary products developed by an ecosystem of independent complementors... [Read more]

TEI 311: Portfolio Management and the PDMA Body of Knowledge for Innovators and Product Managers

podcast | January 18, 2021

TEI 311: Portfolio Management and the PDMA Body of Knowledge for Innovators and Product Managers
Chad McAllister

This is the next episode in the series on a product management body of knowledge I’m doing every-other-week. We are exploring the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to the... [Read more]

PDMA Body of Knowledge: Portfolio Management Insights #1

viewpoint blog | December 2, 2020

PDMA Body of Knowledge: Portfolio Management Insights #1
Richard Lefrandt

For successful business, sustainable growth strategy requires focusing and executing on the right stabilizing proportional product portfolio mix. Prioritizing the portfolio projects according to business strategy ensures proper alignment with company goals... [Read more]

Essential Insight for Product Professionals

PDMA Webcast | June 19, 2020

Essential Insight for Product Professionals
Scott Propp

The events that have taken place in 2020 have not only taken a toll on individuals, but also on businesses, projects and products regardless of size. No matter what type of disruption businesses are facing, whether in the environment, market, or within the enterprise, most strategies and... [Read more]

Achieving Quality and Speed ... With Three Easy Hacks

kHUB Article | December 11, 2019

Achieving Quality and Speed ... With Three Easy Hacks
Lauren Lackey

In my 31 years of product development, I have seen the struggle when developers are asked to trade off quality for speed, only to have issues in the back end of execution.  Product developers are faced with many decisions on what to develop and how to deliver the... [Read more]

Toward a Contingent Model of Mirroring Between Product and Organization

JPIM Article | October 28, 2019

Toward a Contingent Model of Mirroring Between Product and Organization
Ezekiel Leo

Much of the contemporary modularity literature subscribes to the idea that increased product modularity is associated with advantageous increase in organizational modularity. Known as the “mirroring hypothesis,” this proposed relationship states that the... [Read more]

Portfolio Mixology! How to Manage Successful Portfolios

PDMA Webcast | March 21, 2019

Portfolio Mixology! How to Manage Successful Portfolios
Mark Bouchea and Corey Fiedler

Whether your product portfolio is small or large, balancing multiple products at different points in their product lifecycle in order to create the optimal mix can be challenging.  In this session, two senior product leaders will share their approach to product... [Read more]

5 Key Lessons for Successful Portfolio Optimization

PDMA Webcast | August 3, 2016

5 Key Lessons for Successful Portfolio Optimization
Stephen Wilson

Getting to the right portfolio is critical for growth and cost management. Reshaping your portfolio to one that will inspire customers, make money for the business and spur further growth is crucial. In this session, Stephen Wilson, managing partner and... [Read more]

Up To 80% Of Your Products Are Losing Money

kHUB Article | 2016

Up To 80% Of Your Products Are Losing Money
Scott Stallbaum and Andrew Ly

Customers expect more products, in more varieties, faster than ever before. As a result, organizations have responded by developing new products and services, entering new geographies and investing in new technologies. The result is often a... [Read more]

Integrated Product Portfolio and Project Management

kHUB Article | 2016

Integrated Product Portfolio and Project Management
The Oliver Wight

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Driving Innovation in Your Portfolio

PDMA Webcast | November 15, 2012

Driving Innovation in Your Portfolio
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This Webcast will be a review of the highlights and profound findings in the all-day Lab held at the PDMA PIM 2012 Conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday, October 22nd, 2012... [Read more]

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    kHUB Article | 2012

    Powering Next Gen Innovation
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    kHUB Article | 2012

    A Fresh Look at R&D Decisions
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    kHUB Article | 2012

    Aligning Product Portfolios with Strategic Plans
    Iain King

    It is generally recognized that one key to maximizing the return on investment (ROI) from product innovation is to ensure that portfolio decisions are driven by business and product strategy. However, many... [Read more]

    So What Did LEGO Do, Anyway?

    khub article | 2012

    So What Did LEGO Do, Anyway?
    PDMA Visions Magazine Staff

    In the last edition of Visions, our LEGO hero was perched precariously on the edge of business collapse. The LEGO group, facing severe economic hardship, had turned to innovation to save the organization.... [Read more]

    Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management

    PDMA Webcast | May 20, 2010

    Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management
    David Matheson

    It is challenging to make strategic decisions about your portfolio such as prioritizing projects, culling out those unlikely to pay off, focusing resources, and determining investment levels. Organizations face with significant uncertainty, conflicting objectives and... [Read more]