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

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

by Johanna Rothman

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Overview

You have too many projects, and firefighting and multitasking are keeping you from finishing any of them. You need to manage your project portfolio. This fully updated and expanded bestseller arms you with agile and lean ways to collect all your work and decide which projects you should do first, second, and never. See how to tie your work to your organization's mission and show your managers, your board, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. Picture the work you have, and make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be.

All 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 on emergency fire drills or waste through multitasking? This book gives you insightful ways to rank all the projects you're working on and figure out the right staffing and schedule so projects get finished faster.

The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they're software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers. Find out how to define the mission of your team, group, or department, with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you'll manage your portfolio better and make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization.

With this expanded second edition, discover how to scale project portfolio management from one team to the entire enterprise, and integrate Cost of Delay when ranking projects. Additional Kanban views provide even more ways to visualize your portfolio.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680501759
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 09/25/2016
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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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