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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author De Klerk, Schalk Willem
Email schalk@tocsa.co.za
URN etd-01022006-233633
Document Title Validating the core problem of project portfolio management in a multi-project environment
Degree M.SC (Technology Management)
Department Engineering and Technology Management
Advisor Name Title
Mr P J Viljoen Committee Chair
  • multi-project management
  • Theory of Constraints
  • project portfolio management
  • resource management
Date 2005-11-30
Availability unrestricted
The project portfolio management process is characterised by a series of stages and gates where a project needs to pass the set criteria at that given point in order to continue to the next phase of the process. In this paper it is postulated that project portfolio management, in a multi-project environment, suffers from a core problem referred to as the release-problem. The release-problem serves as the catalyst that causes seven undesirable effects to occur within the project portfolio management environment. These undesirable effects lead to delays that hamper the rate of work the system is able to complete, complicates managerial decision-making and jeopardises the four desired outcomes of project portfolio management.
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