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Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success

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Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success

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For those seeking to commence project portfolio management (PPM), this book will enable you to immediately address the risks that threaten success, ensure effective and healthy dialog in your organization. And most importantly, spare YOU countless PPM execution difficulties and organizational frustrations.


Business Driven Project Portfolio Management seeks to fill this void in the current literature by offering insights, techniques, and examples to ensure a successful and business-driven project portfolio management (PPM) organization. It boldly challenges some of the traditional project management thinking and institutions. It introduces and positions in a PPM context some of the leading thinking about management systems and the emergence of complex adaptive systems as an alternative to plan-driven scientific management which lies at the heart of the project management community vs. agile community hostilities. And in addition to a presentment of the top ten risks that threaten PPM success, this book features the thought, market, and product leadership of the leading providers of project portfolio management solutions by way of end of chapter “Showcase” pieces.

Most PMO books are written by academics, trainers and consultants from the PM community and present academic or theoretical approaches and models that too often fail. The more sophisticated books tend to be limited in application to the larger or more advanced project management organizations. This unique reference presents new material not available in other books that is applicable to PMOs of all shapes and sizes. It challenges and calls into question various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO citing examples and explaining when and why such academic and theoretical approaches are wrong.

Key Features:

  • Presents actionable tools, techniques and solutions to the top 10 PPM risks and execution difficulties that most organizations and program management offices (PMOs) face
  • Includes real case examples for organizations and PMOs of all shapes and sizes
  • Shares insightful and practical advice from executives of leading PPM providers
  • Shares the wisdom of highly experienced operational executives who manage PMOs, use PPM applications, and are responsible for organizational PPM success
  • And much more!

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: PPM Risk #1 - Shared Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives
Chapter 2: PPM Risk #2 - Executive Level Support
Chapter 3: PPM Risk #3 - Functional Champion
Chapter 4: PPM Risk #4 - Big Bang vs. Incremental Adoption
Chapter 5: PPM Risk #5 - The Effects of Changing Processes and Measures
Chapter 6: PPM Risk #6 - Timeframe for Analysis and Decision Making
Chapter 7: PPM Risk #7 - Quantifying Business Value
Chapter 8: PPM Risk #8 - Ensuring Data Integrity
Chapter 9: PPM Risk #9 - Tooling and Architecture
Chapter 10: PPM Risk #10 - Sustaining Value
Additional Information

Additional Information

ISBN 978-1604270532
Publication Date May-11
Author Mark Price Perry
Format Hardcover
Page Count 300
Manufacturer J. Ross Publishing