What is the Kure Portfolio™?

Manage your collection of projects

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Organizations experimenting with various improvement approaches (Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, etc.) are often rewarded with excellent results. By focusing on process improvement, they achieve improved outcomes and financial benefits.

So if a few improvement projects are promising, more would be even better! However, that’s also where things get complicated. Managing a collection of projects (which we’ll call a Portfolio) is much more than simply launching them.

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Managing a project Portfolio includes the following:

  • Creating a pipeline of potential project ideas

  • Evaluating and selecting the best project ideas

  • Assigning projects to a team

  • Monitoring progress of current projects

  • Tracking results of completed projects

Many organizations manage projects manually as separate efforts. While this can work, it’s not very efficient, and this approach can easily create mistakes. Kure’s Portfolio wraps all these functions into an integrated package that makes it simple to manage any number of projects.

Using the Kure Portfolio™

Using the manager is as simple as selecting Portfolio in the sidebar, confirming your organization, and looking at the pipeline of potential project ideas. They are divided into five sections:

  • Raw Idea Evaluation – where ideas from anywhere in the organization can be submitted and reviewed as potential projects

  • Project Definitions – where promising ideas are rated for impact and difficulty, with the best moving on to validation

  • Project Validation – where project ideas are thoroughly evaluated before turning them into projects which can be assigned to teams

  • Assigned Projects – where projects are being worked

  • Finished Projects – for projects that have been completed

Within each of these parts, various projects and actions can be taken to move the project or idea forward. Think of these as a pipeline of projects – in each section, the best ideas are selected and developed, getting them ready to progress.

The intent is to ensure there are always worthwhile projects available, and no project gets assigned that's not truly valuable to the organization.

Kure guides you through each step in managing your Portfolio by asking simple questions and providing guidance along the way. Powered by our Process Optimization Path® (artificial intelligence), Kure will help you and your teams collaborate to complete process improvement projects together.

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