note different companies might behave differently even though B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

note different companies might behave differently even though B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Introduction: A key aspect of this course is to introduce you to real-life portfolio management case studies. By now, from the Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice case study book, you should have picked a case study. This case study demonstrates how a company in an industry sector developed and implemented its project portfolio management model.

Deliverable: A Research Paper double spaced about 9 pages.

The first part of your paper will be a summary of the case study you selected from the resource no APA citation is required as you document what you observed about the case study.

You are likely to find external references or another case study associated with your research paper topic. Formal APA citation must be provided for all such observations in your paper. (Use the website

Case Study Analysis: A case study analysis requires you to investigate a business problem, examine alternative solutions and propose the most effective solution using supportive evidence. In your case case consider:


Effectiveness of current portfolio

Solutions from the Current Case

Portfolio Redesign

Within the context of Portfolio Redesign consider the economic shock stemming from Covid-19 as a scenario — it will affect the industries differently and how they will need to change their focus and redesign their portfolio. Address how your scoring model and bubble chart changes. Note different companies might behave differently even though they are in the same industry sector. Feel free to make assumptions: example start up vs. established.

To conclude, a possible table of contents for the paper would look like:

1. Executive Summary

2. Overview – Describe the Industry and Company you selected.

3. Case Study Analysis: Portfolio Strategy of the selected case study. What scoring model is used? (Critical Success factors).

4. What does the current balanced portfolio look like?

5. Introduce economic shock scenario.(eg., Covid-19 problem/situation)

6. Describe how the case study strategy and portfolio could be repositioned? What risks and opportunities do you see? Consider alternative solutions if possible. Provide recommended solution.

7. References: The required text book should be listed. Additionally at least two more references should listed.


Case study (food packing company)