Enterprise Portfolio Management insights
November 23, 2015 Leave a comment
This weekend’s brainstorming and reading brought up some interesting insights. So much so I couldn’t sleep and woke up around 2am with the following visuals in my head.
First of was a refinement? on Govindarajan and Trimble’s concepts about two competing engines within an enterprise in their book Beyond the Idea. Their proposed model theorizes whay its so hard to get innovations deployed and adopted in existing concerns while startups do not seem to have this internal conflict issue.
Second was an idea I’ve been refining over the years; that portfolio selection is not just a single event but a series of filters applied to narrow down the pool to the portfolio member to actively work on. There are lots of models on sections methods (BCG Matrix) Balanced Scorecard, etc. What is common to all is a concept of sorting and filtering members into groups, which creates a group of members to actively work on.
While these are not likely the final visualizations of the presentation I’ve proposed for an internal conference in February. The metaphors speak clearly to me; I wonder if they do the same to others?