1st Edition

Program Management Leadership Creating Successful Team Dynamics

By Mark C. Bojeun Copyright 2014
    226 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    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



    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 (www.ci-2.com), 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.