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Agile Portfolio Managment by Jochen Krebs

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Chapter 1. Motivations

In the beginning of this new millennium, there is an obvious trend toward a global marketplace, especially in the information technology (IT) sector. Even local IT entrepreneurs, who long thought they would be excluded from this trend, face more and more international pressure to compete for value and price. But stakeholders not only expect higher quality for less money, they expect the development organization to achieve faster delivery and in shorter cycles. Managing requirements in this fast-paced environment, delivering products in a timely manner to the market, and being price-cautious are the motivations for agile development. Let’s explore some of the challenges of traditionally managed IT projects in an unstable, ...

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