Project Portfolio Management

Author: EPMC, Inc.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276396
Format: PDF
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Written by ten successful project portfolio managers from companies including AAA, Boeing, Franklin Templeton, Johnson & Johnson, Safeway, and the UK Government, this easy-to-follow guide takes you through the project portfolio management process. It's based on what actually works, giving you a clear road map and the tools needed to determine the optimal mix and sequencing of projects in order to meet your organization's goals. The book begins by explaining basic PPM principles and why PPM is more critical than ever for business success. This introduction is followed by a story, tracking the experiences of a manager new to PPM as he discovers the issues that all of us face in trying to get traction with our PPM initiatives. In answering the questions our story raises, the book then details each step of the PPM process, using cases and examples drawn from the authors' first hand experience to help 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 plan requires? Are we achieving all the expected benefits? The authors are all members of the Enterprise Portfolio Management Council, a group of senior portfolio management executives dedicated to helping organizations develop their own portfolio management capabilities. Now you can benefit from their collective wisdom and experience, and duplicate their successful results within your own organization.

Lean from the Trenches

Author: Henrik Kniberg
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 1680503766
Format: PDF
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You know the Agile and Lean development buzzwords, you've read the books. But when systems need a serious overhaul, you need to see how it works in real life, with real situations and people. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Every key point is illustrated with a photo or diagram, and anecdotes bring you inside the project as you discover why and how one organization modernized its workplace in record time. Lean from the Trenches is all about actual practice. Find out how the Swedish police combined XP, Scrum, and Kanban in a 60-person project. From start to finish, you'll see how to deliver a successful product using Lean principles. We start with an organization in desperate need of a new way of doing things and finish with a group of sixty, all working in sync to develop a scalable, complex system. You'll walk through the project step by step, from customer engagement, to the daily "cocktail party," version control, bug tracking, and release. In this honest look at what works--and what doesn't--you'll find out how to: Make quality everyone's business, not just the testers. Keep everyone moving in the same direction without micromanagement. Use simple and powerful metrics to aid in planning and process improvement. Balance between low-level feature focus and high-level system focus. You'll be ready to jump into the trenches and streamline your own development process.

Enterprise Project Governance

Author: Paul C. Dinsmore
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814417477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New projects are the key to ensuring an organization's growth-and as we enter an increasingly competitive global economy, companies of all stripes struggle to effectively govern the multiplicity of projects needed to survive and prosper. Enterprise Project Governance reveals proven techniques for dealing with simultaneous initiatives and ensuring that programs and projects align with the priorities, resources, and strategies of the organization-and ultimately create value. Complete with enlightening examples and case studies, the book provides readers with practical methods for incorporating enterprise project governance into their organization's culture, synchronizing it with corporate governance, and maximizing efficiency and results across departments. Whether one's view is from the boardroom, the executive suite, the project management office, or the project trenches, this is the essential guide for anyone managing multiple projects.

Project Portfolio Management

Author: Shan Rajegopal
Publisher: Project Portfolio Management
ISBN: 0230507166
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many companies and organisations are faced with a portfolio of projects that need to be managed effectively and successfully. This new book by leading practitioners introduces a framework and range of tools to enable the project portfolio to be strategically managed including establishing guidelines, prioritising, aligning projects with strategy, balancing the portfolio and sustaining a change culture through continuous improvement.

Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Author: Simon Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470481951
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lead change through strategic alignment of project and processperformance Practical and filled with expert advice, Strategic ProjectPortfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organizationpresents a clear framework for your organization to completeimpactful strategic projects. Providing executive-level guidance tobuild a powerful and efficient process from initial adoption toportfolio alignment, this essential resource contains case studiesfrom small to global multinational organizations, arming you withthe insights to ensure your strategic projects are given theresources they need to deliver business impact. This important guide Shows executives how to align their projects and processes withtheir business strategy for compelling competitive advantage Provides cases from best in class organizations, showing howthey were able to achieve results by using processes outlined inthe book Reveals how technology is the key to developing newcollaborative platforms and innovative work management environmentsthat have not been possible until now Defines a framework for assessing project portfolio managementcompetence within your organization and driving momentum forcompelling improvements Explores how to go beyond project portfolio management to aholistic work management system Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a ProductiveOrganization offers the practical recommendations, guidance,and real world insights you need to immediately begin drivingbetter project management strategy.

Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management

Author: Anand Sanwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470149607
Format: PDF
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If where an organization allocates its resources determines its strategy, why is it that so few companies actively manage the resource allocation process? "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy" goes beyond platitudes about why you should use corporate portfolio management (CPM) by offering a practical methodology to bring this powerful discipline to your organization. "Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management" takes an expansive view of where CPM can be utilized by demonstrating that it can be used across any business line, product group or functional area, e.g., IT, R&D, innovation, marketing, salesforce, capital expenditure, etc. CPM is appropriate anywhere discretionary investments are being selected and executed. As a result, other terms used to describe portfolio management such as IT portfolio management, enterprise portfolio management, and project portfolio management are all merely subsets or slices of CPM. The book is written by Anand Sanwal, an expert on CPM, who has led American Express' CPM discipline (referred to as American Express Investment Optimization). American Express' CPM efforts are widely recognized as the most extensive, substantial and progressive deployment of CPM across any organization. Sanwal avoids academic theories and consultant jargon to ultimately deliver pragmatic and proven recommendations on how to make CPM a reality. The book features a foreword by Gary Crittenden, former CFO and EVP of American Express, and several case studies from leading financial services, technology, and government organizations utilizing CPM. Additionally, the book has received significant praise from thought leaders at Google, HP, American Express, The CFO Executive Board, Gartner, Accenture Marketing Sciences, The Wharton School of Business and many others.

Megaproject Management

Author: Virginia A. Greiman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118115473
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by the former Deputy Counsel and Risk Manager for the Big Dig from 1996 to 2005, Virginia Greiman, this book describes the numerous risks faced by the project manager and the lessons learned that have never before been written about despite the huge volume of news articles and reports that have been published on the Big Dig. New insights based on excerpts of interviews offer new perspective on the challenges and accomplishments of the Big Dig, and separates this book from other texts in the field.

Pro Web Project Management

Author: Justin Emond
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430240849
Format: PDF, Docs
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Pro Web Project Management is a collection of hard-won lessons the authors have learned managing modern web projects with small and medium budgets in a consulting environment. This isn’t a book about project management theory. Pro Web Project Management tells how to create real deliverables, get answers from indecisive clients, manage wayward programmers, and use checklists to wow clients. This book is made up of real examples, real lessons, real documents, and real tips woven together into a step-by-step walkthrough of a project's life cycle. Pro Web Project Management is written for both the full-time project manager and the aspiring project manager who might have a role that blends client support, web development, and project management. The project budget sweet spot for this book is $50,000 to $500,000. If you manage a project in this space, reading this book will make you a better project manager. Learn how to manage a modern web project with a budget of $50,000 to $500,000 Get actionable tips on dealing with real project management challenges Learn the simple, defined process—refined over the years—to take simple and complex projects from proposal to successful launch

Mastering Project Program and Portfolio Management

Author: Gary Lister
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133840166
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn powerful techniques for successfully managing modern projects, programs, and portfolios in any environment, no matter how complex. Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management addresses several make-or-break issues associated with successful project management: organizational structure, linkages between project management and operations, and definitions and interrelationships amongst projects, programs and portfolios. Unlike other books, which address these issues only in passing, this book drills down to offer practical, real-world concepts, in-the-trenches insights, and proven applications. You'll learn how to: Plan projects and strategies to reflect your organization's needs and structures Develop and implement a successful Project Management Office (PMO) Organize projects, programs, and portfolios Systematically maximize the business value of project management This book is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Mastering Project Human Resource Management

Author: Harjit Singh
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133838072
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn powerful communications and stakeholder management techniques that dramatically improve your ability to deliver projects successfully! Unlike other project guides, which address these issues only in passing, Mastering Project Human Resource Management offers practical, real-world guidance, in-the-trenches insights, and proven applications. You'll learn how to: Identify stakeholders and initiate communications Plan for effective HR, communications, and stakeholder management Build, develop, and manage project teams capable of powerfully effective communication and stakeholder engagement Monitor, control, and optimize the effectiveness of your communication and engagement This book is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.