Resource Management

One of the most important roles of the portfolio office is to manage resources efficiently. This means making tough decisions to allocate good resources to projects that are considered high priority, while managing expectations of others.

Similar to other practices, portfolio management does not concern managing resources within individual change initiatives.

This practice is part of the Portfolio Delivery Cycle.


Resources will always be constrained in real life organizations. Excessive resources cause inefficiencies and survival will be extremely tough for an inefficient entity. This is an important task for the portfolio office, but it can have serious impacts towards business efficiency and benefits realization.


The following activities form the portfolio resource management practice:

Keys to Success

In organizations where change initiatives and Business As Usual (BAU) share resources (including people), the organization must ensure BAU demands for resources are also captured in the resource register, resource planning and review.

Written by Inham Hassen

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