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Delivering Exceptional Project Results by Jamal Moustafaev

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How and Why Do You Need to Link Portfolio to Strategy?

Historical Perspective

Strategic Blunders of the British Admiralty

The survival of Britain has for centuries depended on the strength of its navy. The British navy has known a lot of glorious moments over the course of its history including the battles with the Spanish Armada, Sir Francis Drake’s successful raids on the Spanish colonies, and the victorious duels between the dreaded German battleship Bismarck and a squadron of several English ships. However, a further analysis of several key strategic choices made by the British Admiralty (see Illustration 18.1) suggests that this fine organization has not always been proficient at selecting the right projects.

For example, 17 of the ...

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