Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

Overview

Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Enabling A Productive Organization

Simon Moore

Praise for Strategic Project Portfolio Management

"Project management has been around for years as a bottom-up process but Simon now brings the concept to the executive suite. Strategic Project Portfolio Management shows senior management how to shift to a return-on-investment driven ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $24.91   
  • New (6) from $24.91   
  • Used (3) from $27.49   

Overview

Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Enabling A Productive Organization

Simon Moore

Praise for Strategic Project Portfolio Management

"Project management has been around for years as a bottom-up process but Simon now brings the concept to the executive suite. Strategic Project Portfolio Management shows senior management how to shift to a return-on-investment driven organization. Simon's experience meeting executives while at Microsoft makes him the ideal person to bring project portfolio management to management."
—Chris Vandersluis, President, HMS Software

"Innovation and constant improvement are essential for every organization in our fiercely competitive world, making both project selection and project execution strategic capabilities.?Simon Moore shows us how project portfolio management forms a holistic business process that informs executive decisions and motivates project teams."
—Eric Verzuh, author, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Third Edition

"Simon Moore has laid out a complete overview of the world of project portfolio management. Excellent reading for those who are looking for insight into how businesses can benefit from this continuously evolving discipline."
—Rudi van den Berg, Partner Manager, Pcubed

"A great top-down book on the top of the mind issues that face project-driven organizations today. Sharp and precisely written as a hub of knowledge and hands-on practice manual for teams implementing or improving best practices for strategic project portfolio management. When you are in for the deep dive, you find the references for further reading."
—Magnus Holmlid, Senior Advisor Enterprise Project Management, Camako, Sweden

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481950
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Series: Microsoft Executive Leadership Series , #16
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,357,861
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Moore is the Product Planner for Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management solution and has engaged with project and portfolio executives from Brazil to Japan to define the most effective strategies to completing projects on time, on budget, and within scope. He has worked for Anheuser-Busch on new product development, financial portfolio analysis at Putnam Investments, and regulation and compliance at the Bank of England. He has served as a strategic consultant to firms in the technology, retail, and financial industries. He has written for the UK's Guardian newspaper and is a member of the Project Management Institute. He has a BA (Hons.) from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management. He also studied at Chulalongkorn University in Asia and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Simon was born in the UK and currently lives in Seattle, USA.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Obtaining The Best Ideas.

Chapter 2 Selecting Impactful Projects.

Chapter 3 The Importance Of Planning.

Chapter 4 Improving Cost Performance.

Chapter 5 Ten Things To Do.

Chapter 6 Best Practices.

Chapter 7 Ten Things To Avoid.

Chapter 8 Communications.

Chapter 9 Organizational Bottlenecks.

Chapter 10 People, The Key Element.

Chapter 11 Towards Adaptive Project Management.

Chapter 12 The Future of Strategic Portfolio Management.

Conclusion.

Glossary.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Good case for making PMO and PMLC solutions feasible based on various business factors

    The author makes an excellent case for implementing PMO and PMLO solutions that are match the culture, existing skill sets, existing technologies, and company strategies. It should be a must read for those PMO directors and Project Managers who think the project process is the deliverable when in fact it is the project benefit that is the deliverable.

    The book was weak in a few spots, when the author seemed to be writing a text book, and was too abstract in a few cases from the reality of business decision making. For example, no mention was made that sometimes an executive wants to do a project, has the power to do it, and the process is used to create a rationale.

    Regardless of this small weakness, the book was very practical and spot on, in my experience, in nearly every case.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)