A Portfolio View of Risk

A graphical view of the product development portfolio risk profile enables management and product development teams to evaluate the amount of risk across projects.

Using the project risk profile, the team can compare the relative risk of projects in a portfolio (Figure 1), and the composition of risks in a portfolio (Figure 2).

Product development risk across the portfolio:

portfolio risk profile

Figure 1: Relative Risks of Projects in a Portfolio

Composition of risks by product can also be useful when you want a more granular view of where the risks reside.

decomposition of portfolio risk

Figure 2: Composition of Risks within a Portfolio