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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices by Michael B. Bender

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12. Developing a Balanced Portfolio

I introduced the concept of the balanced portfolio in Chapter 4, “Strategic Alignment.” In subsequent chapters, I developed and presented additional concepts to aid in developing a portfolio. In this chapter, I expand upon those tools and concepts to develop strategies and doctrine for a comprehensive, balanced portfolio. I begin with a formal definition:

Balanced portfolio—A balanced portfolio contains all programs, projects, and activities required to ensure the success of all strategic value tracks.

I divided this chapter into four sections. The first (“Themes and Concepts of a Balanced Portfolio”) presents basic concepts and tools that you can use when balancing a portfolio. The second (“Basic Project ...

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