Department of Management

Toward a project portfolio management evaluation framework

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As projects constitute a major part of organizational budgets and strategic development, practitioners become dependent on project portfolio management (PPM). However, the existing knowledge on how to evaluate and improve PPM is rather fragmented and lacks empirical grounding. We ask: How can we develop a holistic and empirically validated PPM evaluation framework? Drawing on evaluation theory, we structure contributions from 20 PPM publications into a framework with four evaluation areas. Together with a large company, we develop, apply, and refine the framework. As a result, we offer two contributions: (1) a theory-ingrained artifact that structures a fragmented body of knowledge into four related PPM evaluation areas, and (2) a demonstration of how a theory-ingrained evaluation artifact can serve as an evaluation framework that helps practitioners identify strengths and improvement potential in PPM. In conclusion, we discuss how our results may inform future research and help organizations evaluate PPM.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year1 Jun 2019
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
EventEURAM 2019 - Lissabon, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceEURAM 2019
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Bibliographical note

ISSN 2466-7498 and ISBN 978-2-9602195-1-7

    Research areas

  • project portfolio management, Action design research, Evaluation, Project management, porteføljeledelse, porteføljestyring, ppm assessment

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