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Project Portfolio Management
Leading the Corporate Vision
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
19 Mar 2007
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£39.99
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9780230507166
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Many companies and organizations 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.


Description

Many companies and organizations 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.


Reviews


'The book tells the whole story from concept, justification and implementation, through to benefit realisation and on-going improvements. It is incisive in its delivery and it tells common truths and contains a wealth of experience' Steve Lewis, IT Planning, Friends Provident
 

'Whether you think you have a good project control process or no project control process, this book will open you eyes. It tells you everything you need to know about introducing 'Project Portfolio Management' in the business and how to go about it.' Paul Hillman, Head of Programme Office, Virgin Mobile
 

'The authors of this book - all seasoned PPM executives who can draw on the lessons from implementations at scores of major organisations - provide an illuminating and comprehensive account of why PPM should be a critical part of every modern business.' Kenny MacIver, Editor, Information Age
 
'The book gives companies a real-world blueprint for the approach, the implications and the rewards to be gained from embracing Project Portfolio Management' Jason Hookey, Strategic Solutions Manager - Group IT, Kingston Communications.
 

'This book comprehensively covers not only why portfolio management is so important, but the theory, the structure and the practicalities of employing it. A very readable manual for the portfolio management practitioner.' John Dyson, Project Director (Resource& Capital Management), - GlaxoSmithKline
 
'This book provides a comprehensive account of all aspects of PPM from inception of projects, funding and resource allocation, risk assessment through to their review and lessons learned. Readers will benefit greatly from many of the illustrative examples included and the way the various tools and concepts have been articulated and presented' Dr Chakib Kara-Zaitri, Senior Lecturer in Risk and Reliability, University of Bradford
 

'This book provides clear advice to how to build agile PPM within the organisation. It is an excellent guide through the minefield of successful project delivery. Clearly written with a strong evidential base and emphasis on the practical application of the concepts, the authors experience and expertise shines through.' Tim Banfield, Director of NAO (VFM Defence), UK National Audit Office (NAO)
 

'The authors of this book - all seasoned PPM executives who can draw on lessons from implementations at scores of major organisations - provide an illuminating and comprehensive account of why PPM should be a critical part of every modern business.' - Andrew Lawrence, Information Age
 
 


Contents

PART I: UNDERSTAND PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Defining Project Portfolio Management
Identifying Areas Of Pain
PART II: PREPARE AND ORGANISE FOR PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Organise The Business For Ppm
Select The PPM Tool-Set
Build A Ppm Framework
Kick Start The Process
PART III: EXECUTE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Establish Corporate Visibility And Environment
Create Prioritisation Procedures And Guidelines
Map Resource Capacity And Demand
Optimise And Balance The Project Portfolio
PART IV: EMBED THE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY
Embed The Project Portfolio Management Culture And Capabilities
Project Portfolio Management Business Scenarios
Project Portfolio Management Action Check Lists


Authors

SHAN RAJEGOPAL is an experienced practitioner, academic and consultant supporting clients in both public and private sectors. He has held senior positions in culturally diverse organizations in Asia, North America and Europe and now works for Serena Software Europe Limited conducting project portfolio assessments, implementing and embedding the PPM process. Rajegopal co-authored the book Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2005.

PHILIP McGUIN is the E-Business and Product Marketing Manager at Atlantic Global Plc. He has worked for the EU promoting policy on ICT and the DTI marketing policy on e-Government. McGuin has also worked as a project manager on a range of e-business initiatives including Tag Heuer, Powergen, Vernons and BT, Co-operative Bank and Smile.

JAMES WALLER is Director of Marketing of Atlantic Global. He has a track record of building marketing functions and capabilities for growth companies. His previous experience includes Director of Corporate Marketing for EMEA at IONA Technologies Plc, European Marketing Director at WebGain Inc and Northern European Marketing Director at IXOS Software AG. He is responsible for increasing the awareness of Atlantic Global within the emerging marketplace.