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Project Portfolio Management: An Analysis in the Brazilian Market

Project Portfolio Management: An Analysis in the Brazilian Market
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Author(s): Leandro Alves Patah (Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Marly Monteiro de Carvalho (Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch355
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

The definition of portfolio for project management states that portfolio is a collection of projects and or program and other work that are grouped together to facility the effective management of that work to meet strategic business objectives (PMI, 2006). It is necessary to select the right projects to be conducted; otherwise too much effort and money will be invested in wrong projects. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the theory of portfolio management for projects and check its applications in the Brazilian market. Three companies in the Brazilian market were studied, an international bank, a Brazilian public company in the transportation market and a multinational electric manufacturer.

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