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Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management


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IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

1st Edition

By Byron A. Love
September 08, 2016

This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the...

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice Thirty Case Studies from around the World

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World

1st Edition

By Jamal Moustafaev
September 30, 2016

Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and ...

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

By 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...

Situational Project Management The Dynamics of Success and Failure

Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

1st Edition

By Oliver F. Lehmann
July 01, 2016

Most project managers would agree that every project is unique. But not all project managers would agree that the best way to manage a unique project is unique. Many still cling to the old practice of having a methodology that is applied to all projects. "One size fits all" is still in common use, ...

Becoming a Sustainable Organization A Project and Portfolio Management Approach

Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments

Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

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