Knowledge-based enterprises are typically conducting a large number of research and development projects simultaneously. This is a particularly challenging task in complex and diverse project landscapes. Project portfolio management (PPM) can be a viable framework for knowledge and innovation management in such landscapes. A standardised process with defined functions such as project data repository, project assessment, selection, reporting and portfolio re-evaluation can serve as a starting point. In this work, we discuss the benefits that a multidimensional evaluation framework can provide for knowledge-based enterprises. Furthermore, we describe knowledge and learning strategy and process in the context of PPM and evaluate their practical applicability at different stages of the PPM process.
- Inderscience Publishers
- Knowledge and learning aspects of project portfolio management
Development Series: Standard vs Equity Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Report
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Modeling fats, oil and grease deposit formation and accumulation in sewer collection systems
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Changes in the water quantity and quality of the Euphrates river are associated with natural ...
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A methodological system for hydraulic heritage assessment: a management tool
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