Method to assess the health and risk of an IT Project Portfolio
: A design-based approach

  • N. van der Heijden

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The increased use of project and programs by organizations to achieve business strategy has led to the need of portfolio management. As organizations have multiple (potential) IT projects, choices need to be made by the organization about these projects. The organizations are dynamic and not static. After completing the risk and health assessment for IT Project Portfolio (ITPP), questions arise like “what is next?” and “how to deal with the defined standardized criteria?”.
The goal of this research is to make a first attempt to create a method for an integral assessment of ITPP on the health and risk aspect and empirically validate this method at a case organization.
This resulted in a newly designed method to assess the health and risk factors for ITPP, based on scientific literature, and consists out of an Excel sheet and process model. After using the newly designed method at a case organization, this was evaluated by the participants. The results are the newly method needs proper localization to be useful and gives insight into the weak spots with their measures. Furthermore, time needs to be invested to understand and correctly perform the newly designed method.
Date of Award24 Jun 2022
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRob Kusters (Examiner) & Harry Martin (Co-assessor)


  • IT Project Portfolio
  • health assessment
  • risk assessment
  • process model assessment

Master's Degree

  • Master Business Process management & IT (BPMIT)

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