3.1 If you were to prioritize the criteria for a successful screening model, which criteria would you rank at the top of your priority list? Why?
3.2 What are the benefits and drawbacks of checklists as a method for screening project alternatives?
3.3 How does the use of the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) aid in project selection? In particular, what aspects of the screening process does the AHP seem to address and improve directly?
3.4 What are the benefits and drawbacks of the profile model for project screening? Be specific about the problems that may arise in identifying the efficient frontier.
3.5 How are financial models superior to other screening models? How are they inferior?
3.6 How does the options model address the problem of nonrecoverable investment in a project?
3.7 What advantages do you see in the GE Tollgate screening approach? What disadvantages do you see? How would you alter it?
3.8 Why is project portfolio management particularly challenging in the pharmaceutical industry?
3.9 What are the keys to successful project portfolio management?
3.10 What are some of the key difficulties in successfully implementing project portfolio management practices?