Relationships between IT Project Portfolio risk and IT Project Portfolio health

Ruud Wissenburg*, R.J. Kusters, H.H. Martin

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IT project portfolio management is in place in most large organizations to effectively manage complex portfolios of IT projects and balance them with business strategy. To achieve portfolio performance, a realistic view of the so-called health of the IT project portfolio is crucial. Nevertheless, portfolio risks can affect the success of a portfolio and the achievement of its strategic intentions. Several studies have been published on criteria that determine the health and risks of a project portfolio. However, current scientific literature lacks a theoretically grounded and practice-based understanding of how a specific occurring risk may affect the future health of an IT project portfolio. Therefore, this study designs and validates a reference model of relationships between portfolio risks and health. We argue that this reference model can help organizations assess and monitor their IT project portfolio risks with greater confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 25th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI)
EditorsPetra Pavlickova, Simon Hacks, Miguel Mira da Silva
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-1515-8
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-1516-5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
Event2023 IEEE 25th Conference on Business Informatics - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Jun 202323 Jun 2023


Conference2023 IEEE 25th Conference on Business Informatics
Abbreviated titleCBI 2023
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
Internet address


  • IT project portfolio
  • IT project portfolio management
  • project portfolio value
  • IT project portfolio health criteria
  • IT project portfolio risk
  • IT project portfolio health


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