As part of ICANN’s transparency and accountability mechanisms, ICANN has been sharing a regular snapshot of the Project Portfolio Management System with the community since January 2013, providing visibility into ICANN's workload, progress and status of projects underway. This is just one of ICANN’s performance reporting mechanisms amongst others, including the Quarterly Stakeholder Calls and the KPI Beta Dashboard anticipated to launch on 20 August.
ICANN's work is guided by the Strategic Plan and Five-Year Operating Plan which were developed by the community with staff, and organized in a hierarchy of Objectives, Goals, Portfolios, and Projects.
Core foundational strategies upon which goals are based
Desired deliverables to meet organization-wide objectives
Cross-functional work undertaken in support of goals to fulfill core deliverables and services
A temporary endeavor that has a defined beginning and end and a specific set of deliverables.
Objectives are the highest level of the ICANN work plan, and the responsibility of the ICANN President. The status information for each Objective reflects the status of the component portfolios and projects within that Objective.
In order to meet the needs of the changing global landscape, ICANN will continue to evolve its multistakeholder processes and structures—both face-to-face and online—to enable: broad, inclusive, multilingual, engagement; new forms of participatory, consensus-based decision making; and globalized and regionalized institutional frameworks to support such enhanced functions.See Details
The growing and evolving unique identifier industry is operating within a changing landscape. ICANN will engage stakeholders to help support and plan for the industry’s evolution and empower a global and responsible industry that fosters growth and innovation.See Details
ICANN seeks to mature our organization—to improve the skillsets, processes, and technologies through which we operate to deliver services to the ICANN community and the public. We seek to develop a greater ability to meet the speed and scale of innovation happening around us and deliver with excellence in everything we do.See Details
We strive to clarify the linkages and frameworks that underlie ICANN’s responsibilities in the current Internet ecosystem. We commit to developing ways to maintain and enhance ICANN’s stewardship in an evolving ecosystem. We pledge to cultivate thought leadership on ways in which ICANN can serve a complex set of Internet constituencies. We also commit to strengthening relationships with members of this evolving ecosystem to achieve our shared goals and serve the public interest. By extension of this effort, and without seeking to expand its role and mandate, ICANN commits to contributing to creating greater role clarity for the entire Internet governance ecosystem. We see opportunity for the ecosystem to be stronger together through greater cooperation and coordination. In this, we pledge open, transparent communications to foster a single, open, global Internet for worldwide benefit.See Details
CANN seeks to develop a public interest framework for promoting the global public interest in the coordination of the Internet’s unique identifier systems and in furtherance of ICANN’s mission. The framework will clarify ICANN’s roles, objectives and milestones in promoting the public interest through capacity building, and increasing the base of internationally diverse, knowledgeable, and engaged ICANN stakeholders.See Details
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Each Objective is divided into Goals, which are overseen by a member of the ICANN executive staff. You can see all the Objectives with their Goals here. Each Goal is composed of several Portfolios of individual Projects. Click the name of a Portfolio to see more details, or visit the page listing All Current Projects.
(Status is measured against estimated planned completion dates)
ICANN transitioned to this centralized Portfolio Management System in January 2013. Work is still ongoing to develop consistency and uniformity to the system.
Information found in the ICANN Portfolio Management System will be continually updated. The Portfolio Management System is an information source for informal reference only.
It should not be used as an official source of information about ICANN or its work.