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Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management


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Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

1st Edition

Eduardo Victor Lopez, Alicia Medina
June 17, 2016

This book shows executive, project, program, and portfolio managers how ethical behavior can ensure that an organization has proper governance. Improper governance and unethical behavior have led to such well-known financial disasters as Enron and Madoff Investments. The book arms managers with two...

Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach

Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach

1st Edition

Kristina Kohl
May 13, 2016

Organizations find that a performance gap exists between sustainability vision and benefits realization. Effecting transformational change requires incorporating sustainability into organization’s culture including policies, processes, and people. Although they are often overlooked, project...

Improving Business Performance: A Project Portfolio Management Approach

Improving Business Performance: A Project Portfolio Management Approach

1st Edition

Ramani S
February 09, 2016

No organization is impervious to change. Rather, the survival and growth of an organization is dependent on how well it copes with change. Successful change initiatives consist of the integrated eco-system of its portfolio, programs, and projects. These change initiatives become the delivery...

Leading and Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Second Edition

Leading and Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Russell D. Archibald, Shane Archibald
December 10, 2015

The primary cause of many project failures is that responsible executives, because of their lack of knowledge in project management, fail to demand that their managers and staff properly utilize the well-proven best practices, processes, systems, and tools that are now available in this field. This...

Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments

Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments

1st Edition

Charles Christopher McCarthy
November 05, 2015

Program management in a technical environment is as much art as it is science. Effective program managers are able to combine management and leadership skills for the good of the program and the people entrusted to them. This book illuminates the entire life cycle of the program—from the customer’s...

The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations

The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations

1st Edition

Steve Tkalcevich
August 12, 2015

Almost all leadership books assume that the leader has authority over their team members. The challenge of project management in a matrix-structured environment is that this is not always the case. A whole new plan of attack has to be executed for the project manager to deliver in an organization...

Transforming Business with Program Management: Integrating Strategy, People, Process, Technology, Structure, and Measurement

Transforming Business with Program Management: Integrating Strategy, People, Process, Technology, Structure, and Measurement

1st Edition

Satish P. Subramanian
March 18, 2015

Organizations need to constantly innovate and improve products and services to maintain a strong competitive position in the market place. The vehicle used by organizations for such constant reinvention is a business transformation program. This book illustrates a tested program management roadmap...

Agile for Project Managers

Agile for Project Managers

1st Edition

Denise Canty
February 24, 2015

Agile project management is a proven approach for designing and delivering software with improved value to customers. Agility is all about self-directed teams, feedback, light documentation, and working software with shorter development cycles.The role of the project manager with agile differs...

Stakeholder Engagement: The Game Changer for Program Management

Stakeholder Engagement: The Game Changer for Program Management

1st Edition

Amy Baugh
February 13, 2015

Strong stakeholder engagement is perhaps the most critical factor for achieving successful program execution in our fast-paced world. Many program managers get stuck in the "science" of program management, spending vast amounts of effort on tasks, charts, and metrics. Program managers who emphasize...

Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management

Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management

1st Edition

Lynda Bourne
February 12, 2015

Projects are performed by people for people, with the key determinants of success being the relationships between project teams and project stakeholders. This web of relationships will either enable or obstruct the flow of information between people and, as a consequence, will largely determine...

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects

1st Edition

Jamal Moustafaev
December 03, 2014

Incomplete or missed requirements, omissions, ambiguous product features, lack of user involvement, unrealistic customer expectations, and the proverbial scope creep can result in cost overruns, missed deadlines, poor product quality, and can very well ruin a project. Project Scope Management: A...

Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach

Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach

1st Edition

Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, John Wyzalek, PfMP
October 15, 2014

Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management...

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