Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

by Simon Moore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470481950
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Series: Microsoft Executive Leadership Series , #16
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

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Table of Contents

Microsoft Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Obtaining the Best Ideas 1

Chapter 2 Selecting Impactful Projects 21

Chapter 3 The Importance of Planning 39

Chapter 4 Improving Cost Performance 55

Chapter 5 Ten Things to Do 69

Chapter 6 Best Practices 81

Chapter 7 Ten Things to Avoid 95

Chapter 8 Communications 105

Chapter 9 Identifying Organizational Bottlenecks 117

Chapter 10 People, the Key Element 127

Chapter 11 Toward Adaptive Project Management 141

Chapter 12 The Future of Strategic Portfolio Management 153

Conclusion 167

Index 173

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