Stanford Webinar on Strategic Portfolio Management

When you take time to look at your company’s portfolios, do you ever encounter one of these common portfolio management dysfunctions?

  • Political battles
  • Lack of collaboration
  • Mistrust of the numbers
  • Many complex processes
  • Budgeting challenges
  • Lack of clarity around priorities

Strategic portfolio management differs greatly from “operational” portfolio management; it focuses on selecting the best projects to develop. As part of my teachings at Stanford University on Strategic Portfolio Management, I created this webinar on the six key principles that drive the value of your portfolio.

You can watch a recap of the webinar and download the slides here:

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In the lecture I cover the six critical principles of Strategic Portfolio Management:

  • Aligned Decision Forum — Drive real decision-making and conflict resolution at all levels.
  • Value Creation Focus — Maximize the value created across the organization.
  • Credible, Comparable Evaluation — Allow participants to collaborate efficiently.
  • Embrace Uncertainty & Dynamics – Understand and get comfortable with uncertainty.
  • Clear Communication & Learning — Share information, update it, and improve results
  • Inclusive, Collaborative Process — All stakeholders participate openly and benefit.

Decision-making is complicated by risks and uncertainty around technical success, timing, cost, and commercialization. This video provides a methodology for being successful.

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