Economic: Decisions in this area underpin strategy and relate to what: selecting the most promising projects in which to invest, allocating resources, and developing a balanced risk-vs.-reward portfolio.
Resources: Decisions in this area are fundamental to “making it happen” and revolve around who: achieving phase gate goals, allocating and managing human resources, budgeting and day-to-day project management.
Process: Processes and decision-support software in this area support how: the project/portfolio management process from ideation and concepts to commercial launch.
Aligned Decision Forum: Include the right people at the right levels at the right time.
Value Creation Focus: Focus decisions on creating value at each development stage.
Credible, Comparable Evaluations: Employ clear, transparent evaluation frameworks.
Embrace Uncertainty and Dynamics: Explicitly identify the impact of uncertainty on key decision variables and track changes throughout development.
Inclusive, Collaborative Process: Involve key stakeholders from ideation to commercialization.
Clear Communication and Learning: Assess, track, inform and continuously improve.
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