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Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

Simon Moore

ISBN: 978-1-119-19846-8

Sep 2015

192 pages

Description

Lead change through strategic alignment of project and process performance

Practical and filled with expert advice, Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization presents a clear framework for your organization to complete impactful 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 global 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

  • Shows executives how to align their projects and processes with their business strategy for compelling competitive advantage
  • Provides cases from best in class organizations, showing how they were able to achieve results by using processes outlined in the book
  • Reveals how technology is the key to developing new collaborative platforms and innovative work management environments that have not been possible until now
  • Defines a framework for assessing project portfolio management competence within your organization and driving momentum for compelling improvements
  • Explores how to go beyond project portfolio management to a holistic work management system

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.

Microsoft Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Obtaining the Best Ideas 1

Chapter 2 Selecting Impactful Projects 21

Chapter 3 The Importance of Planning 39

Chapter 4 Improving Cost Performance 55

Chapter 5 Ten Things to Do 69

Chapter 6 Best Practices 81

Chapter 7 Ten Things to Avoid 95

Chapter 8 Communications 105

Chapter 9 Identifying Organizational Bottlenecks 117

Chapter 10 People, the Key Element 127

Chapter 11 Toward Adaptive Project Management 141

Chapter 12 The Future of Strategic Portfolio Management 153

Conclusion 167

Index 173