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Agile Portfolio Managment by Jochen Krebs

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Chapter 6. Return on Investment

Every portfolio reflects the vision of an organization, and each item (project, resource, or asset) inside the portfolio is a specific investment supporting that vision. As with financial portfolios, investors expect that, upon completion, projects will generate cash flow and profits. If the gains from a project exceed the investment made in the project, the return on investment is positive. Although profits are not the only parameter for measuring the success of a project, a positive return on investment is always a good indicator. A long-term, financially balanced, and profitable IT portfolio is the backbone of your development environment. Equipped with the reliable metrics introduced in the previous chapter, ...

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