CXOs' portfolio prioritization conundrum [Part 1 of 2]

CXOs & Portfolio Management has been a star challenge in the agile transformation for the past few years. Organizations continuously endeavor to master this art of forecasting (in simple terms - what to work on - "Next Year").

Various methods including:

  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Highest Paid Person's Opinion (HiPPO)
  • First In First Out (FIFO)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • .
  • .

and numerous other techniques are used to help answer this prioritization conundrum.

Unfortunately all the above mentioned initiatives frame us into the boxed thinking of return on investment focused financial models.

Imagine this. You have a box of apples to choose from. Our choice is limited to the selection of apples presented to us. 

Do we have a choice not to pick any?

........ stay tuned for the next blogpost (part 2 of 2) for a potential solution to this rotten challenge.

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