Realizing Strategy through Projects: The Executive's Guide

Carl Marnewick

December 4, 2017 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 218 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138196100 - CAT# K31140
Series: Best Practices and Advances in Program Management

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Features

  • An executive’s perspective on projects focusing on management issues that include benefits realization, value-creation and sustainability
  • Realize strategic goals through projects, programs, and project portfolios
  • Examples and case studies are from construction and engineering, information technology and financial institutions.
  • Based on the latest research and standards by the Project Management Institute and ISO.

Summary

Executives should not necessarily know the intricacies of project management, but they should know how project management, as a discipline, can benefit the organization in implementing its strategies and realizing its vision. The only way that executives can effectively apply project management to realize these goals is to have sound knowledge of the project management discipline.

The purpose of this book is to provide executives with a comprehensive overview of the discipline of project management. It focuses on the benefits of project management to an organization. The goal is to provide executives with a view as to how project management can deliver organizational strategies. The various chapters focus on specific aspects within the project management discipline and how each aspect should be managed from a business perspective.

The book covers the entire spectrum of project management from a management and leadership perspective. The focus is not necessarily on what needs to be done from a project management perspective, but on what organizations and senior executives can do to facilitate projects. The book covers:

  • The value of project management
  • Project management as a strategic enabler
  • Project, program, and portfolio management
  • The role of the project management office in the successful delivery of projects, programs, and portfolios
  • The benefits of project deliverables bring
  • Sustainability of the organization
  • Governance and the role of the project sponsor.

The book concludes with a comprehensive portfolio, program, and project management framework. This holistic framework enables organizations to achieve value from project management and realize strategic goals.