PMI’s second edition of a portfolio management standard shows its author group’s solid understanding of this complex domain. Although the standard is moving in the right direction, readers will want some content in greater depth and find some necessary content is missing.
Gartner clients have signaled several areas of risk and uncertainty around application projects and resource constraints, which our portfolio management research will address through 2009.
Whatever the headlines predict these days, there may still be good news for entrepreneurs. Many successful products, services, and pivotal ideas have been launched during an economic lull, according to Bhaskar Chakravorti, a senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School, citing the examples of Motorola, Southwest Airlines, Revlon cosmetics, Hewlett-Packard, and MTV.
Good ideas are not hard to come by. The more complicated part is to harness the diminishing supply of capital. But capital can still find its way to a credible idea, he argues.
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