Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 13, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 21

Inaugural newsletter issue May 10, 2000, this is issue 506

In this issue

1) What is project portfolio management?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is project portfolio management?

by Daniel J. Power

Project portfolio management (PPM) is a coordination and control process that selects, prioritizes, and staffs programs and projects to align them with organizational strategies. Programs focus on achieving goals and benefits aligned with the portfolio and organizational objectives. Programs are comprised of projects focused on achieving more specific goals and requirements related to a program. Many organizations have multiple internally and externally focused projects that require coordination. A project portfolio is an organized grouping of related projects.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/10/2019 InEight debuts risk intelligence module. Check release.

10/08/2019 SAP empowers intelligent enterprises with new data-driven cloud services. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Call for AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA Mini-Track Proposals, August 12 - 16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah. Check release.

2. 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check site.

3. Call for Papers: IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland. Deadline December 15, 2019. Check release.

4. KDD 2020 will convene in San Diego, California Aug. 22-27, 2020. Check release.

5. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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