Potfolio Delivery Cycle

The portfolio delivery cycle focuses on the implementation of projects and programmes from the portfolio strategy and portfolio delivery plan. Risks, resources and dependencies within projects are managed by the respective project teams. But at portfolio-level, these are assessed as an aggregate. The delivery cycle ensures projects are well-managed collectively.

In case of resources, the right person ideally should be at the right job. But this is hardly practical. Projects always need to work with available resources and rare resources would be allocated to projects that are most strategically aligned. There may be interdependencies between projects that need to be addressed. If portfolio delivery is managed well, then the overall delivery will improve and most importantly, benefits that are important for the organization’s strategy will get realized faster and more effectively.

Portfolio Delivery Cycle Practices

The seven practices of the definition cycle are:

Benefits of Managing the Delivery Cycle Well

The delivery cycle is about collective delivery of projects and programmes (“doing things right”). If the delivery cycle is not managed well,

Therefore, managing the delivery cycle well, is extremely important to ensure portfolio management is effective.

Best Practices for Portfolio Delivery Cycle

The seven practices encompass a wide range of skills. At the administrative level, following prerequisites will enable the organization to get better results in implementing the delivery practice.

Written by Inham Hassen

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