Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects

Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects

by Rothman
     
 

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All of your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time do you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend responding to emergencies?

This book will introduce you to different ways of ordering all of the projects you are working on now, and help you figure out how to staff those projects-even when you've run out of

Overview

All of your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time do you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend responding to emergencies?

This book will introduce you to different ways of ordering all of the projects you are working on now, and help you figure out how to staff those projects-even when you've run out of project teams to do the work.

Once you learn to manage your portfolio better, you'll avoid emergency "firedrills". The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they are software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers.

You may be accustomed to spending time in meetings where you still don't have the data you need to evaluate your projects. Here, with a few measures, you'll be able to quickly evaluate each project and come to a decision quickly.

You'll learn how to define your team's, group's, or department's mission with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you can make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[This book is] a strong pick for any business interested in organizing and prioritizing projects. It shows how to tie work to an organization’s mission, get a better view of workflow options and priority scheduling, and make decisions based on better portfolio management. Any business library needs this."

- Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934356296
Publisher:
Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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known as the "Pragmatic Manager," provides frank advice for your tough problems. She's the author of ten books about management and project management, ranging from hiring and the job search to the project portfolio. See her site, http://www.jrothman.com for articles, and her email newsletter, the Pragmatic Manager.

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