How To Hold People Accountable for Portfolio Decision-making When Things are Uncertain?
By David Matheson 4 min read
In past ValuePoint articles, Don Creswell has discussed the “R&D Grid” which was introduced in detail in “The Smart Organization” book by David and Jim Matheson. The grid has been renamed the “innovation screen” in Portfolio Navigator® but the function remains the same: displaying projects within a portfolio based on risk vs. reward.
Take the Innovation display, which divides New Product Development/R&D projects into four types: Bread and Butter, Oysters, Pearls, and White Elephants. Management accountability differs dramatically among these segments.