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Program Management for Improved Business Results. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2766376
  • Book
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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To win the toughest competitive battles, business leaders must integrate business strategy with project outcomes in a way that drives real value. Program Management for Improved Business Results is the groundbreaking guide to achieving this synthesis. The most effective program management text on the market is now in its Second Edition, covering changes in the field with a complete update.

  • New ideas like the program management continuum provide conceptual anchors for transforming program–oriented organizations
  • A deeper integration of the relationship between systems thinking and program management explains how program managers can integrate multiple projects within a program
  • Examples show how alignment is created between business goals, program objectives, and project performance indicators to establish cross–organizational synergy
  • Seven new case studies demonstrate real–world program management best practices from a variety of industries
  • Cross–references between industry standards and program management practices provide practical application of standardized concepts

Perfect as either a topical reference or a comprehensive read–through guide, Program Management for Improved Business Results focuses on the how–to of every aspect of program management.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part I: It s About the Business 1

1 Program Management 3

2 Realizing Business Benefits 27

3 Aligning Programs with Business Strategy 43

Part II: Delivering the Whole Solution 73

4 The Whole Solution 75

5 The Integrated Program Team 93

6 Managing the Program 111

Part III: Program Practices, Metrics, and Tools 153

7 Program Management Practices 155

8 Program Metrics 191

9 Program Management Tools 211

Part IV: The Program Manager 247

10 Program Manager Roles and Responsibilities 249

11 Program Manager Competencies 273

Part V: Organizational Considerations 303

12 Transitioning to Program Management 305

13 The Program Management Office 329

Appendices: Case Studies in Program Management 349

A I AM the PMO! 351

B LorryMer Information Technology 363

C Bitten by a Rattlesnake 371

Index 383

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Russ J. Martinelli
James M. Waddell
Tim J. Rahschulte
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