IT Portfolio Management

NISH recognizes the critical role of IT investments in achieving the agency mission and therefore, the importance of IT investments being planned, prioritized, cost-effective, and directly aligned to the mission and business goals of the organization.

NISH can help your organization develop an IT portfolio management strategy and roadmap to realize your organization’s IT strategic plan in a most effective and efficient manner. Our services also include establishing and managing the IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process for the agency that is compliant with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The CPIC process encompasses all stages of portfolio analysis from investment selection to monitoring steady-state investments. We have helped clients analyze investments and provide meaningful capital planning information that allows them to assess and manage their information technology (IT) portfolios throughout the select, control, and evaluate phases of each investment’s life cycle.

NISH will work with your organization to develop investment selection and ranking criteria, to determine the projects mix in the overall investment portfolio, and to develop policies and procedures for continuing current investments.

  • Our team can also assist your organization with post implementation reviews (PIRs), recurring operational analysis, and Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM) evaluations. Our investment analysis will help your organization compare each investment (or project) on multiple levels to identify which investments (or projects) are no longer meeting organizational objectives, are over budget, or have not met performance goals. The result is that your organization will be able to make well-informed decisions about which investments (or projects) to select, which investments (or projects) to discontinue, and how to balance the portfolio between existing and new investments to meet the organization’s current priorities.
  • NISH offers a full range CPIC program support services, including OMB Exhibit 53 and 300 preparation, requirements management, risk management, and quality assurance. Our approach is based on years of experience in IT program/project management and incorporates components of industry best project management practices such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) processes.
“NISH helped my team establish a simplified process for IT portfolio management consistent with the maturity of our organization. Helped developed innovative solutions for linking IT portfolio to business capabilities and finances. Helped developed executive briefings on the state of the IT portfolio. Key capabilties: 1. Portfolio assessment 2. Portfolio rationalization 3. Linking Enterprise Architecture to IT Portfolio Management 4. Capital planning and investment control.” Federal Agency Director of IT Portfolio Management