Project Portfolio Management

Author: EPMC, Inc.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276396
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by ten successful project portfolio managers from companiesincluding AAA, Boeing, Franklin Templeton, Johnson & Johnson,Safeway, and the UK Government, this easy-to-follow guide takes youthrough the project portfolio management process. It's based onwhat actually works, giving you a clear road map and the toolsneeded to determine the optimal mix and sequencing of projects inorder to meet your organization's goals. The book begins byexplaining basic PPM principles and why PPM is more critical thanever for business success. This introduction is followed by astory, tracking the experiences of a manager new to PPM as hediscovers the issues that all of us face in trying to get tractionwith our PPM initiatives. In answering the questions our storyraises, the book then details each step of the PPM process, usingcases and examples drawn from the authors' first hand experience tohelp you address such key questions as: Which projects should our organization invest in? How can we optimize our organization's capacity? How well are we executing the PPM process? Can our organization absorb all the changes that our PPM planrequires? Are we achieving all the expected benefits? The authors are all members of the Enterprise PortfolioManagement Council, a group of senior portfolio managementexecutives dedicated to helping organizations develop their ownportfolio management capabilities. Now you can benefit from theircollective wisdom and experience, and duplicate their successfulresults within your own organization.

Organizational Project Portfolio Management

Author: Prasad Kodukula
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1932159428
Format: PDF, Docs
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“We have implemented the methodology presented in this book, and it's been very helpful to me. The book presents numerous PPM tools for project selection, project ranking, data visualization, etc., and has case study exercises that are highly practical and helpful in illustrating how the methodology and tools presented in the book can be used. It is a valuable tool for implementing portfolio management in any company in any industry!” —Bea Swanepoel, Portfolio Manager, Anglo American plc Organizational Project Portfolio Management: A Practitioner’s Guide offers a generic, practical methodology and tool kit to design, build, and manage a balanced portfolio at any level of the enterprise. These techniques can be used irrespective of business industry, where the portfolio management group is located within the organizational hierarchy, or the type of projects contained. Nominated for the PMI® 2014 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

Project Portfolios in Dynamic Environments

Author: Brian Hobbs
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1628250127
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Project Portfolios in Dynamic Environments: Organizing for Uncertainty is a comprehensive report of research that addresses this important, rising issue. Authors Yvan Petit and Brian Hobbs present the results of their investigation in a report that significantly advances the theory and also offers tips for practice. Currently, those applying project portfolio management tend to focus on the selection, prioritization, and strategic alignment of projects. Little attention is afforded the potential disturbances to project portfolios such as new projects, terminated projects, delayed projects, incorrect planning due to high uncertainty, and changes in the external environment. Yet, these factors can have highly disruptive, even show-stopping influence. This research seeks to answer: How is uncertainty affecting project portfolios managed in dynamic environments?

Realising Benefits from Government ICT Investment

Author: Stephen Jenner
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 1906638268
Format: PDF
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This book emphasizes the follies of major ICT programmes. It highlights how better management of benefits realisation is key to getting ICT investment back on track. ISBN 978-1-906638-26-9 "Jenner provides very credible guidance and methods on ICT project value realization in the public sector. This book is timely, practical and a very good primer on contemporary "best practice" thinking in both the public and for-profit sectors. The big question is: will public sector managers and executives have the "will" to put the book's prescriptions and methods into everyday practice with ICT Projects? The value of taxpayer services and contributions depends on their response." Donald Marchand, Professor of Strategy Execution and Information Management, IMD.

Certified Enterprise Architect All in One Exam Guide

Author: Prakash Rao
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260121496
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This effective study guide offers comprehensive coverage of topics comprising the enterprise architecture body of knowledge. The book provides detailed coverage and lays out actionable methodologies and best practices to create and maintain successful EA models, artifacts and building blocks. It helps prepare readers to take any of the various EA certification exams and academic courses in enterprise architecture. This highly effective self-study guide offers comprehensive coverage of all topics in the enterprise architecture body of knowledge. Written by a team of experienced academics, practitioners, and professionals, the book takes a holistic look at the practice of enterprise architecture. You will get actionable methodologies and best practices and learn how to develop, deploy, and maintain successful enterprise architecture models, artifacts, and building blocks. Designed to help you prepare for certification, the Certified Enterprise Architect All-in-One Exam Guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Coverage includes:•Enterprise architecture foundation concepts•Planning the enterprise architecture•Enterprise architecture development, governance, and maintenance•Defense frameworks•Viewpoints and views•The Zachman Framework•The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)•The Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture•FEAF2•Comparison of frameworks•Case Study integrated throughout the text•And much more

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Managing Complex Projects and Programs

Author: Richard J. Heaslip
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111838301X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Manage projects and programs with an innovative new framework that rethinks complex endeavorsDespite being a major process in PMI's body of knowledge and having its own standard document and certificate designation based on successful experience and passing of an exam, program and project management remains one of the most difficult concepts to master successfully in today's increasingly complex and ever-evolving global business environment. Third Generation Programmatics walks readers through where program management began, through current cutting-edge concepts, such as agile and extreme project management, and, finally, to a new set of guidelines that will allow the successful integration of programs and projects into the strategic direction of an organization.Presented through insightful vignettes and real-world case studies, the information provided in Third Generation Programmatics is essential reading not only for program and project managers in the trenches, but also for managers and executives who need to ensure the true integration of these processes into their overall business strategy. Focuses on aligning projects and programs within the complex environments of today's business models Presents a framework for best practices based on successes and failures in real-world cases Progresses from original project management frameworks through current initiatives Builds a new map for successful project and program management If you're a program or project manager, a general business manager, or a candidate for the PgMP exam, Third Generation Programmatics offers the latest, most inventive framework for ensuring the success of your organization's strategic goals"--