Design Thinking Framework for Project Portfolio Management

  • Hamed SarbazhosseiniEmail author
  • Sisira Adikari
  • Heath Keighran
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9746)


Project Portfolio Management has been introduced as a strategy to manage multiple projects at the same time. To stay ahead of the competition, organisations require PPM approach to achieve results. PPM is an area of organisational activity that helps organisations to govern the selection of projects and/or programs and management of organisations. The PPM discussed as an area that requires conceptualisation to give meaning to it and make it usable for organisations. This paper applies design thinking framework to conceptualise PPM and to investigate what Australian Government Organisations wish to achieve through the PPM. Findings of the study are important in better understanding the complexities of PPM.


Project Portfolio Management Design thinking framework 



This paper is part of a larger research project, and is an extension of previous research works.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamed Sarbazhosseini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sisira Adikari
    • 1
  • Heath Keighran
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information Systems & AccountingUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Business Design, Crooked FoxCanberraAustralia

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