The roles, responsibilities and practices of project portfolio manager in Australia: A qualitative study

Aileen Koh

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Abstract

The increasing use of project and programs by organizations in Australia to achieve business strategy has led to the need to understand project portfolio management . In this study, project portfolio management is referred as portfolio management and it is recognised as one discipline within organizational governance and capability. To investigate the governance structures and the roles, responsibilities and practices of portfolio managers, a sequential mixed method approach under a realism paradigm is used. This paper presents the first stage qualitative study, using an inductive interview based approach with six portfolio managers for six organizations in Australia. The results from the qualitative study are used to validate the research model developed on the basis of previous research and develop the constructs for the concept of portfolio context and the roles, responsibilities and practices of portfolio managers in the research model for the next stage, a quantitative study.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIRNOP 2011 Research Conference : The Expanding Domain of Project Research - University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 19 Jun 201122 Jun 2011
http://irnop2011.uqam.ca/

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ConferenceIRNOP 2011 Research Conference
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period19/06/1122/06/11
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    Koh, A. (2011). The roles, responsibilities and practices of project portfolio manager in Australia: A qualitative study. Paper presented at IRNOP 2011 Research Conference , Montreal, Canada.