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Description of Portfolio Agility. Explanation.


Portfolio Agility

Definition Portfolio Agility. Description.

Portfolio Agility is a company's ability or capacity to quickly and effectively shift resources such as cash, talent and management out of not so promising units and into more attractive organizational entities.

Strategic Diversification requires disciplined Portfolio Management processes to evaluate units and resources.

Specific organizational capabilities to achieve portfolio agility include (Donald Sull in HBR, February 2009):

  • Diversified portfolio of business units
  • Capable and transferable group of general managers
  • Centralized, corporate talent and Cash Management
  • Professional processes to decrease investments or selling off units / Divestitures

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