- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (20 Nov. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470481951
- ISBN-13: 978-0470481950
- Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,084,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series) Hardcover – 20 Nov 2009
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Strategic Project Portfolio Management
Organizations that outperform do so because of a combination of strong execution and great strategy. Lack of either results in failure. Effective port–folio management helps achieve outperformance, making your strategy real through organizational change.
Practical and filled with expert advice, Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization presents a clear framework for your organization to complete significant strategic projects. Providing executive–level guidance to build a powerful and efficient process from initial adoption to portfolio alignment, this essential resource contains case studies from small to multinational organizations, arming you with the insights to ensure your strategic projects are given the resources they need to deliver business impact. This important guide introduces several key initiatives that will dramatically improve your ability to execute effectively on a strategic portfolio, including:
Setting bold goals for both the business, and therefore the portfolio, and sharing these goals repeatedly and broadly
How to go beyond project portfolio management to a holistic work management system
Sharing portfolio information broadly with as many employees as possible
Why technology is the key to developing new collaborative platforms and innovative work management environments
A framework for assessing project portfolio management competence within your organization and driving momentum for compelling improvements
Examining and cutting processes regularly
Portfolio management is a process, requiring the com–bination of the right processes and the right technology to support it. Filled with cases from best–in–class organizations illustrating how results were achieved using processes outlined in the book, Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization offers the practical recommendations, guidance, and real–world insights you need to immediately begin driving better project management strategy.
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Strategic Project Portfolio Management
Enabling A Productive Organization
Praise for Strategic Project Portfolio Management
"Project management has been around for years as a bottom–up process but Simon now brings the concept to the executive suite. Strategic Project Portfolio Management shows senior management how to shift to a return–on–investment driven organization. Simon′s experience meeting executives while at Microsoft makes him the ideal person to bring project portfolio management to management."
Chris Vandersluis, President, HMS Software
"Innovation and constant improvement are essential for every?organization in our fiercely competitive world, making both project selection and project execution strategic capabilities.?Simon Moore shows us how project portfolio management forms a holistic business process that informs executive decisions and motivates project teams."
Eric Verzuh, author, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Third Edition
"Simon Moore has laid out a complete overview of the world of project portfolio management. Excellent reading for those who are looking for insight into how businesses can benefit from this continuously evolving discipline."
Rudi van den Berg, Partner Manager, Pcubed
"A great top–down book on the top of the mind issues that face project–driven organizations today. Sharp and precisely written as a hub of knowledge and hands–on practice manual for teams implementing or improving best practices for strategic project portfolio management. When you are in for the deep dive, you find the references for further reading."
Magnus Holmlid, Senior Advisor Enterprise Project Management, Camako, Sweden
Top Customer Reviews
The book was easy to read and relate to, both for those specifically involved in contract management but also for those in general management who have to prioritise a number of tasks on a day to day basis.
This implies that there is a link, direct or otherwise in the development or adoption of project and portfolio management with technology, something I will come back to later.
Being aimed at an executive audience it is probably not directly targeting the majority of PPSO SIG members. However for any of us who have a portfolio or even a programme office role the content should be of relevance.
While the author does provide some useful inputs and identifies some valuable key points throughout the book it fails in a number of significant ways.
The overall structure set out for the book is to look at the benefits of Project Portfolio Management, the strategic imperative and in later chapters to look at implementation and to develop some areas in more detail with the final chapter looking at future trends in project and portfolio management.
There are Case Studies included in most chapters though these are presented as rather abstract examples and are not fully exploited in supporting the chapter's content. One useful inclusion at the end of each chapter is that of Key Questions which in many cases provide a useful challenge to the reader in their organisation.
While the structure set out in the chapter headings appears rational, the content in each either does not support this or meet the expectations set by it. In Chapter 5 - Ten Things to Do, the author recognises "Everything stems from the creation of business goals".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Valuable reference for understanding how to select the right projects. So much of the project management literature focuses on the execution component, and this book covers that... Read morePublished on 7 April 2010 by Ms. J. A. Johnson
A cleverly constructed book, well written from front to back and acts as a very useful aid in navigating a complex subject, I found it easy to dip in to different chapters with... Read morePublished on 6 April 2010 by Steve Callow
Useful book for executives, the books I've previously seen in this in area get very deep into obscure technical jargon, where as this book really kept it at the senior management... Read morePublished on 6 April 2010 by C Davies
I found this book to be a helpful primer on what project portfolio management really is. I liked the academic references, illustrations and case studies. Read morePublished on 6 April 2010 by O. Richards