Prioritising and sequencing projects to deliver maximum value and impact

Nine Feet Tall provided us with a thorough assessment of our portfolio. Their assessment was clear, quick and helped us to determine what was feasible to deliver within our resource and budget constraints.

Liz Henshaw Central England Co-Op
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How we work with you

We turn theory into action. We work collaboratively with you to ensure your strategy is translated into an actionable portfolio of change projects/programmes that create true business value and impact.

We help structure, shape, prioritise and sequence a change portfolio into realistic and bite-sized chunks. The key for us is to make sure that your change portfolio is aligned with your business strategy. Once we’re clear on the benefit each programme delivers, we can help you identify projects that aren’t delivering, and which need to be reviewed or stopped. Underpinning our support is a layer of light governance to ensure clear ownership, accountability and effective ways of working.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Portfolio Management?

    APM define Portfolio management as the selection, prioritisation and control of an organisation’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity to deliver. The goal is to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of BAU, while optimising return on investment.

    Portfolio Management gives us visibility, or “a bird’s eye view” of the range of work an organisation is doing to deliver the strategy and uses this view to make informed decisions.

  • Why do I need Portfolio Management?

    Portfolio Management enables you to see the value of all initiatives and how they are contributing to the overall strategy. Not having this means a risk of investing resource into initiatives which don’t have strategic alignment and should potentially be stopped. It also means there would be no visibility of the gaps in delivering the organisation’s strategy.

    Effective portfolio management leads to better business outcomes, meaning not only do business leaders reap the rewards, but perhaps more importantly the customers and clients do, too. Effective portfolio management also helps reduce costs by allowing for better resource management and more streamlined approaches.

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