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Portfolio Question #9

Portfolio Question #9

Last week in our ongoing series of questions that should be asked and answered during innovation portfolio reviews we talked about identifying constraints and bottlenecks that would prevent us from delivering the portfolio.  With the constraints identified, we can now work on optimizing the value we can pull through the innovation pipeline. 

Portfolio Question #3

Portfolio Question #3

Does the portfolio reflect our business strategy? By business unit?

Innovation portfolio reviews are often focused on the numbers. In an earlier post, I wrote about the difficulty of dealing with uncertainty in the projections and estimates we make at the individual initiative level. It is also important to look beyond the numbers and determine whether the allocation of investment and expected return from the innovation pipeline at the corporate level matches your company’s business strategy.