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Enterprise Portfolio Management: Getting Started

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Mar 3, 2015

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is the discipline that supports this allocation of investments to various asset categories of the organization, such as capabilities, applications, or infrastructure. EPM helps to create a healthy set of projects and programs that realize strategic goals.




Enterprise Portfolio Management: User Perspectives

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Feb 20, 2015

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is the discipline that supports the allocation of investments to various asset categories of the organization, such as capabilities, applications, or infrastructure, EPM helps to create a healthy set projects and programs that realizes strategic goals.   




Enterprise Portfolio Management: Deciding on Investments

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Feb 10, 2015

Capital allocation, i.e., deciding on investments, is probably the most important responsibility of the top management of any organization. This is no easy matter. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and probably the most successful investor of the 20th century, described this in his 1987 letter to shareholders




Business Transformation: Dealing with Change in a Lean and Agile Way

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Jan 27, 2015

Strategy execution remains a challenging task for many organizations. The ‘Digital Enterprise’ requires major business transformations, delivered at speed. Most organizations are in a constant state of change. The ‘unfreeze-change-freeze’ model, reasoning from the current to a desired future state, no longer applies; the current state is always in flux and the future state is a moving target.  




Business Transformation: Coordinating Enterprise Portfolio Management with Other Disciplines

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Jan 13, 2015

As outlined in another blog, architecture-based enterprise portfolio management plays a crucial role in an integrated business transformation approach. Portfolio management is responsible for allocating investments to various asset categories and for creating a healthy project and program portfolio mix that realizes the organizational goals. There should be a balance in, for example, the types of projects (development, research, etc.) and long-term and short-term projects. 




Driving Business Outcomes with Enterprise Architecture as a Knowledge Hub

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Oct 10, 2014

Very few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating a business strategy into action across all relevant elements of the organization. Implementing a long-term plan by successive decomposition, design and realization steps is only possible in stable circumstances. Classical top-down strategy implementation cannot keep up with the transformation speed required in a rapidly changing environment.