Executive Guide

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The 21st century project environment is characterized by complexity, uncertainty and risk. Attempts to manage and capitalize on this has raised a huge and costly gap between process and practice. Providing how to guidance to mitigate this gap, this book examines how executives can support complex and uncertain project management from their perspective. This self-contained guide collects the relevant information for understanding and creating an environment for improved project performance. Executives can expect to regain responsibility, take action and skillfully handle complexity, risk and increase ROI from the project portfolio.

Key Features

  • A framework for staffing complex projects that leverages the synergies of four professional disciplines
  • Practical mitigation strategies that can be supported and implemented by the senior management team
  • Project management life cycle models
  • An organized and defined project support office
  • An agile portfolio management model
  • We-defined infrastructures for today and tomorrow

Table of Contents

  • Part I: CHALLENGES TO SUPPORTING COMPLEX PROJECTS
    • CH01: The Project Landscape
    • CH02: Project Management Life Cycle Models
    • CH03: The Complex Project Team
  • Part II: IMPROVING PROJECT SUCCESS WITH HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGIES AND PROCESSES
    • CH04: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Process Professional, and Information Technology Professional Integration
    • CH05: A Professional Development Model
    • CH06: Integrating the Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Process Professional, and Information Technology Professional into the Project Landscape
  • Part III: IMPROVING PROJECT RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) USING AGILE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    • CH07: The Project Birth and Death Process
    • CH08: Agile Project Portfolio Process
    • CH09: An Agile Portfolio Strategy
  • Part IV: ESTABLISHING AND MATURING AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICE
    • CH10: Organizing and Defining Your Project Support Office
    • CH11: Growing and Maturing Your Project Support Office
    • CH12: The Future of the Project Support Office
  • Epilogue: Next Steps