A Delicate Balance: Portfolio Analysis and Management for by Eric Landree, Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Lance

By Eric Landree, Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Lance Sherry, Michael S. Tseng

This description of the appliance of the RAND Corporation1s PortMan portfolio research and administration procedure and Delphi consensus-building approach for the nationwide protection organization (NSA) info Sharing companies (ISS) department highlights how those equipment permit the data-driven research of venture portfolios and the allocation of analysis and improvement (R&D) and operations and upkeep (O&M) assets in line with worth, probability, and value.

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The process of developing metrics collaboratively allowed program managers and senior management to offer critiques and suggestions as to what constituted value and risk, essentially providing everyone a common view of the direction of the portfolio. It enabled them to asses and debate the relative merits of a given project using a consistent and explicitly stated set of transparent metrics. The data generated during the Delphi process also allowed program managers and ISS management to advocate for or defend specific projects or project actions to upper management.

Does it improve scalability? Risk RD5. What is the implementation risk? 2 O&M Value and Risk Metric Questions Metric Question Value OM1. Does it contribute to current operations? Value OM2. Is it critical to current operations? Value OM3. Does it reduce chance and degree of interruption in operations? Value OM4. Does it enhance quick and full recovery? Risk OM5. What is the implementation risk? Consensus Analysis During the RAND PortMan pilot study conducted at the NSA in 2006, the consensus after a single Delphi round exceeded 63 percent.

What is the implementation risk? Consensus Analysis During the RAND PortMan pilot study conducted at the NSA in 2006, the consensus after a single Delphi round exceeded 63 percent. 2 In this investigation, four rounds of the Delphi process were conducted with all ten members of the SLG participating in all four rounds. 1. The numbers in each colored box correspond to the number of questions in that category. Consensus increased from approximately 52 percent in the first round to over 76 percent by the end of the fourth round.

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