IT Project Portfolio Management: Processes, roles, responsibilities and authorities

  • M. Huigen

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Nowadays, innovations are key to survival for many companies. As more and more innovations are IT enabled, the demand for IT projects and initiatives increases, and insight in these activities is desired. IT Project Portfolio Management (ITPPM) can be used as tool to facilitate this insight. ITPPM concerns the centralized management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic objectives. Research has been done in what ITPPM is, how it is used and what challenges are faced, but limited research has been done to how organizations can design ITPPM and its subsets. Therefore, this research’s objective is to gain insights in how ITPPM can be designed regarding processes, roles, responsibilities and authorities by creating a theoretical reference model and validating the quality of this model in practice by means of a practical reference model in a case study. Five main deviations were found between the theoretical- and practical reference model. Four deviations are seen as an addition to the model and can potentially be applied in other organizations as well. One deviation is a recommendation for the case organization to reflect upon.
Date of Award1 Jun 2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRJL Wissenburg (Supervisor) & Rob Kusters (Examiner)


  • IT Project Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Management Processes
  • Portfolio Management Roles
  • Portfolio Management Responsibilities
  • Portfolio Management Authorities
  • Portfolio Manager

Master's Degree

  • Master Business Process management & IT (BPMIT)

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