Portfolio Rationalization

Portfolio Rationalization is an exercise for evaluating courses within a training curriculum to determine which courses are useful and valued by the business, and which ones are not. The ultimate objective is to determine whether courses or programs should be continued or eliminated. Criteria used to evaluate courses are generally those related to strategic importance of the information, level of proprietary content contained within the course, alignment to business strategy, etc. The Portfolio Rationalization Model is one tool for evaluating a portfolio’s usefulness. It is important to note that the portfolio rationalization exercise is not an evaluation for measuring or determining the quality of instructional design, but more of one to determine the course’s alignment to the business strategy.

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