MDCM, Inc. (B): Strategic IT Portfolio Management

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


For this case, students create a portfolio management process and apply it to the IT project portfolio of a global manufacturing company. Students will learn how to balance risk and return of projects and short-term vs. long-term wins. They also create an activity network diagram, stressing the importance of understanding global resource constraints and execution timing. Students also learn the nuances of portfolio selection, e.g., outsourcing decision making and build vs. buy for a global firm.



Jeffery, M., Norton, J. and Yung, D. (2017), "MDCM, Inc. (B): Strategic IT Portfolio Management", Kellogg School of Management Cases.

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