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The Standard for Portfolio Management — Fourth Edition by Project Management Institute

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PORTFOLIO RISK MANAGEMENT

The primary objective of Portfolio Risk Management is to make sure that portfolio components will achieve the best possible success according to the organization's strategy and business model. From a risk perspective, this is done through the balancing of risks, both positive (opportunities) and negative (threats). The managing of risks below the portfolio level is usually thought of as exploiting opportunities and avoiding threats. However, when dealing with complexity at the portfolio level, the simple approach of avoiding threats and exploiting opportunities may not result in a complete balancing of portfolio risks. Portfolio Risk Management aligns portfolio components, organizational strategy, the business model, ...

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