Project Program and Portfolio Management (P3M) represents project management taken to the enterprise level. Increasingly it is being recognized as critical to the success of projects in large organizations, such as governments and multinational corporations. Conversely, it is also being recognized that failure to implement it in an organization will often result in a string of poor performing and failed projects. While P3M should therefore be considered critical for large organizations, it can also play a significant part in improving the success and financial payback of projects in any size of business.
Whether you will be commissioning, running, involved in the delivery of, or are just interested in the possibilities that program and portfolio management can bring,Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps will give you a good understanding of the subject. It will show you how to implement program and/or portfolio management in easy steps and how to get the greatest benefit from using one or both in your organization.
About the Author
John Carroll is a project management consultant with many years’ experience of managing large and small projects, programs and portfolios. Now based in South West England, he has run projects and programs across Europe and the United States. His experience covers most types of organizations including government, higher education, manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, software development and the emergency services. He has worked on most types of projects and trained project managers in many different organizations.
John is also the author of Effective Project Management in easy steps, Effective Time Management in easy steps, Agile Project Management in easy steps, and all editions of (MS) Project in easy steps.
Table of Contents
Introduction: why every organization can benefit from P3M
Project Management: establishing the starting point
Program Management: moving on from project management
Portfolio Management: turning enterprise strategy into business reality
Business Environment: preparing the organization
Implementing Program Management
Implementing Portfolio Management
Action Plan and Road Map