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Benefits of portfolio optimisation

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Chris Lovelock | Portfolio Optimisation Service Line Lead, Newcastle | 14 May 2018

Portfolio optimisation shows where you are operating compared to the best ‘bang for buck’. This article outlines the benefits of achieving portfolio optimisation.

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  • Clarity of business drivers for capital selection.
  • Control of the balance between risk reduction and financial projects in the portfolio.
  • Improved generation of project ideas for potential consideration in the portfolio.
  • A portfolio that only contains clearly justified projects that demonstrate their merits.

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  • Portfolio-level tracking of progress and spend.
  • Ability to adapt the portfolio to respond to the changing business environment and emerging needs.
  • Better assurance delivering the capital plan and achieving the benefits.
  • Senior management appreciation of the capital plan’s value.
  • Less management distraction from capital surprises.
  • Attraction and retention of high-calibre personnel.
  • Visibility of forecast and delivered benefits from the capital plan.
  • Visibility and control of the risks within the portfolio that apply at the business level.

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  • Increased strategic value per dollar invested.
  • Ability to demonstrate to stakeholders an improving risk profile of the business.
  • Ability to attract capital to the business.