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Program Management Leadership

Creating Successful Team Dynamics, 1st Edition

By Mark C. Bojeun

Auerbach Publications

226 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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This is not another how-to guide for program managers or another reiteration of the Project Management Institute’s standards for program management. Instead, Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics examines various leadership approaches and illustrates the value of effective leadership styles in Program Management for achieving program and project success.

Identifying critical success factors specific to program management, the book focuses on effective leadership styles and the power of teamwork in exceeding expectations. It starts by examining various leadership styles and traits—providing helpful insights on the tough choices leaders are often forced to make. It describes effective methods to help leaders work with stakeholders and team members to set visions and objectives so that program goals are achieved with greater frequency.

Next, the book further examines teams and explains how to bring people from various experience levels, geographic diversity, and cultural backgrounds together setting aside their own personal objectives and instead working towards a common goal and vision. Presenting recent research on leadership, it highlights the situational factors that leaders face and offers approaches enabling leaders to modify their style from one based on personal choice to one that can adapt to overcome the challenges that will arise.

From there, the book describes how to build and maintain a High Performing Team (HPT). It also describes how to instill a competitive spirit and culture of cooperation and mutual respect in your team to make sure your team remains focused on the right things.

This book is an ideal resource for anyone who understands the value of the tools provided by PMI® and is searching for the factors that separate good program and project managers from truly great ones. If you are focused on self-actualization and continuous improvement, then this is the book that can help drive your program initiatives to the highest possible standards.

Table of Contents


Summary of Book

Key Benefits of this Book


Leadership Study

Developing and Achieving a Common Vision

The History of Project and Program Management

Project Management History

Program Management History

PMI Definition of a Program

Overview of Program Management

Strategy Alignment

Program Benefit Management

Program Stakeholder Engagement

Program Governance

Program Life Cycle Management

Distinction between Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

Program Success Factors

Case Study: Command and Control

Discussion Questions



Introduction to Leadership

Leadership versus Management

External Factors Affecting Leadership

Stakeholder Community

Organizational Culture and Processes

Internal/External Auditing

Legal/Regulatory Changes

Executive Leadership

Geographically Diverse Teams

Individual Motivation

Leadership Theories

Leadership Styles and Traits

Transactional Leadership

Transformational Leadership

Light and Dark Leadership

Command and Control

Situational Leadership

Trait Theories

Values Ethics and Beliefs

Leadership in Program Management

Case Study

Case Study Quiz

Discussion Questions


Building Teams

Team Dynamics

High-Performing Teams (HPTs)

Definition of a High-Performing Team

HPT Success Factors

Shared Purpose and Direction

Motivating Goals

Commitment to Individual and Team Roles

Multidirectional Communication

Authority to Decide or Act

Reliance on Diverse Talents

Mutual Support and Trust

Characteristics of a High-Performing Team

Setting Goals That Inspire High Team Performance

Goal-Setting Theory

Performance Orientation

Improve Team Motivation, Morale, and Productivity

Conflict Resolution

Five Approaches to Conflict Management

Case Study in Leading Teams

Case Study Questions

Discussion Questions


Formal Processes

Program Management as a Function of Productivity

Driving Project Management through better Program Management

Distinctions between Program and Project Management

Governance as Support for Program Management and Not as a Baton

Case Study

Chapter Quiz

Discussion Questions




About the Author

Dr. Bojeun has more than twenty years of experience in software development, project and program management, and developing and managing program management offices (PMOs). For the last nine years, Dr. Bojeun has taught program, project, and risk management for Concepts Integration International (, a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP). These courses helped hundreds of Project Management Professional (PMP) candidates achieve their certification and have expanded the body of knowledge on project and program management, extending the value of the certification to government as well as to domestic and international corporations.

Dr. Bojeun has extensive experience in providing transformational leadership and strategic support to executive management professionals in the development and implementation of organizational vision, mission, and strategic objectives. He currently holds Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and holds an MBA from George Mason University and a PhD in organizational leadership.

Currently an adjunct professor at Strayer University and George Mason University, Dr. Bojeun continues to instruct students in project and program management skills and also build and lead high-performing teams to exceed objectives on programs around the world. He has assisted corporations in creating their own Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMOs) and has developed processes and best practices for organizations to leverage in consistently achieving project/program success internally and externally.

About the Series

Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)