Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Accepted Version.

Koh, A. (2012). Walk the talk with portfolio management. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Project Management Australia conference (PMOz 2012). 15- 16 August, 2012. Melbourne: Australia.

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 120201

© Copyright Aileen Koh, 2012




The increasing use of project and programs by organizations to achieve business strategy and goals have led to the need to understand project portfolio management. If project management answers the question “Are we managing the project correctly?“ then project portfolio management answer the questions “Do we have the right project?“ This study is to investigate the governance structures and the practices, roles, responsibilities of portfolio management in service and manufacturing organisations in Australia. This paper presents the result of the six case studies and discuss the challenges and the journey of portfolio management implementation.