Gustavo Taveira, Antonio Juarez Alencar, Eber Assis Schmitz


In today’s very competitive business environment, making the best possible use of limited resources is crucial to achieve success and gain competitive advantage. To accomplish such a goal organizations have to maximize the return provided by their portfolio of future investments, choosing very carefully the IT projects they undertake and the risks they are willing to accept, otherwise they are bound to waste time and money, and still be likely to fail. This article introduces a method that enables managers to better evaluate the investment to be made in a portfolio of IT projects. The method favors the identification of common parts, avoiding the duplication of work efforts, and the selection of the implementation order that yields the highest payoff considering a given risk exposure policy. Moreover, it extends Denne and Cleland-Huang’s ideas on minimum marketable feature modules and uses both Decision Theory and the Principles of Choice to guide the decisions made under uncertainty.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Taveira G., Juarez Alencar A. and Assis Schmitz E. (2010). A METHOD FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIZATION - An Incremental Funding Method Approach . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-06-5, pages 23-33. DOI: 10.5220/0002873400230033

in Bibtex Style

author={Gustavo Taveira and Antonio Juarez Alencar and Eber Assis Schmitz},
title={A METHOD FOR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIZATION - An Incremental Funding Method Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8425-06-5
AU - Taveira G.
AU - Juarez Alencar A.
AU - Assis Schmitz E.
PY - 2010
SP - 23
EP - 33
DO - 10.5220/0002873400230033