Managing Successful Programmes

Author: Rod Sowden,Stationery Office (Great Britain)

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780113313273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 5409

Combining rigour and flexibility, MSP helps all organisations - public sector and private, large and small - achieve successful outcomes from their programme management time and time again. With change a pressing reality for all organisations, successful programme management has never been more vital to success. Organisations must respond as new processes or services are introduced, supplier relationships alter and structures adapt to market forces or legislation. At the same time, all organisations strive to achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services, preparing more effectively for the future and encouraging innovation. But change always creates new challenges and risks. Inevitably there will be interdependencies to manage and conflicting priorities to resolve as the organisation adapts not just to a new situation internally but to the constantly shifting world outside.To enable organisations to manage their programmes successfully, they need a structured framework that does two things. It must acknowledge that every programme exists in its own context and demands unique interpretation. At the same time it must be universally applicable. MSP has been developed with these two priorities in mind. Its framework allows users to consistently manage a huge variety of programmes so that they deliver quality outcomes and lasting benefits. Fusing leadership with management best practice, MSP enables organisations to coordinate their key functions, develop a clear sense of unity and purpose and achieve the strategic cohesion necessary to drive through effective change

Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide

Author: Adrian Hicks,Great Britain: Cabinet Office,Michelle Rowland

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780113313952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 3747

This study guide covers the MSP Foundation, Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner qualifications. Its purpose is to provide supporting information to candidates to help them take the MSP qualification. The aid is to be read alongside the core guidance, reading it in isolation will not provide sufficient knowledge to pass the examinations. Key features: (i) Provides enough information about the MSP qualifications so that the candidate will be familiar with the scope of the papers; (ii) Gives guidance on the types of questions candidates will be asked and help on how to approach the examinations; (iv) Uses consistent terminology with the MSP and the PPM Common Glossary, acronyms and definitions; (v) Covers the Qualification structure for MSP and exam preparation; (vi) Uses examples, hints and tips to help explain concepts where necessary.

Management of Portfolios

Author: Stephen Jenner,Office of Government Commerce,Craig Kilford

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113312948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 678

This guide provides practical guidance for managers of portfolios and those working in portfolio offices as well as those filling portfolio management roles outside a formal PfMO role. It will be applicable across industry sectors. It describes both the Portfolio Definition Cycle (identifying the right, prioritised, portfolio of programmes and projects) and the Portfolio Delivery Cycle (making sure the portfolio delivers to its strategic objectives).

MSP For Dummies

Author: Alan Ferguson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 7947

Programme management is the coordinated organisation and implementation of a portfolio of projects and activities that help your business achieve its strategic objectives. Good programme management is the key to managing transformational change and, in today’s business environment, the organisations that can transform themselves are more likely to succeed. Managing Successful Programmes For Dummies is your plain-English guide to implementing and using the proven MSP method. It provides a structured framework that helps you coordinate your projects and achieve your goals. The book takes you through every step of programme management and inside you’ll find: What’s involved in a programme - and how it differs from a project! An overview of the structure of MSP Full explanations of MSP principles, governance themes and transformational flow Planning and making a business case for your programme The key roles and responsibilities in programme management The lifecycle of a programme - from conception to delivery Quality and risk management in your programme Working with stakeholders All about the MSP Qualifications

PRINCE2 2009 Edition - A Pocket Guide

Author: Bert Hedeman,Ron Seegers

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087536003

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 509

Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, French, Dutch.This Pocket Guide supplies a summary of the PRINCE2 method, to provide a quick introduction as well as a structured overview of the method;Main target Group for this pocket guide is anyone who wants to get to know the method PRINCE2 or a methodical approach for project management. The book is also very useful for members of a project management team on a project using the PRINCE2 method. Furthermore this pocket guide can be used as literature for the preparation of the PRINCE2 2009 Edition Foundation exam;This pocket guide is based on PRINCE2 2009 Edition;This pocket book deals with processes, themes and principles within project management and PRINCE2.Tailoring PRINCE2 explains how to fit the PRINCE2 method onto the specific project circumstances;A complete but concise description of PRINCE2 2009 Edition, for anyone involved in projects or project management.Available in English, Dutch and French.

Managing Successful Programmes Pocketbook

Author: Great Britain: Cabinet Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780113313532

Category: Project management

Page: 78

View: 4279

Single copy of a 2012 publication originally published as a pack of 10 copies (ISBN 9780113313532), which is still available

Management of Risk

Guidance for Practitioners

Author: Stationery Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113312740

Category: Political Science

Page: 145

View: 5611

Downlaodable PDF (ISBN 9780113312757) also available

Managing successful programmes

Author: Great Britain. Office of Government Commerce

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113310401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 2302

Combining rigour and flexibility, MSP helps all organisations - public sector and private, large and small - achieve successful outcomes from their programme management time and time again. With change a pressing reality for all organisations, successful programme management has never been more vital to success. Organisations must respond as new processes or services are introduced, supplier relationships alter and structures adapt to market forces or legislation. At the same time, all organisations strive to achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services, preparing more effectively for the future and encouraging innovation. But change always creates new challenges and risks. Inevitably there will be interdependencies to manage and conflicting priorities to resolve as the organisation adapts not just to a new situation internally but to the constantly shifting world outside.To enable organisations to manage their programmes successfully, they need a structured framework that does two things. It must acknowledge that every programme exists in its own context and demands unique interpretation. At the same time it must be universally applicable. MSP has been developed with these two priorities in mind. Its framework allows users to consistently manage a huge variety of programmes so that they deliver quality outcomes and lasting benefits. Fusing leadership with management best practice, MSP enables organisations to coordinate their key functions, develop a clear sense of unity and purpose and achieve the strategic cohesion necessary to drive through effective change

Fundamentals of benefit realization

Author: Gerald Bradley,Stationery Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113312597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 6198

This title provides a practical guide to benefit realization for all those who are responsible for change - Directors, Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme Managers, Change Managers, Project Managers, Benefit Facilitators, P3O, PMO and PSO Managers. It shows how the author's proven approach to Benefits Realization Management (BRM) can be applied to programmes running under Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices

Author: Great Britain. Office of Government Commerce,Office of Government Commerce

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780113311248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 7917

This new core guidance from OGC describes why, when and how to use project, programme and portfolio office (P3O) models. It describes what a P3O is, defining the two key types of P3O and goes on to answer the question: "why have P3Os and what value-add do they bring to the organisation?" It also includes business cases, funding models for set-up and ongoing costs and performance measures. The book looks at the lifecycle of a P3O and describes the use of a project based approach to scoping and setting up a suitable P3O model within an organisation. And it includes checklists for start-up, continuous improvement, and reviving and closing down temporary offices.

Improving Project Performance

Eight Habits of Successful Project Teams

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137512377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 4490

The approach to project management is too often formulaic, describing what should be done, but not describing why those actions are important. This book outlines the what and how of project management, emphasizing why actions matter, the overall intention of the formulaic steps, and the strengths or weakness of various tools and techniques.

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams

Author: Terry Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470442937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 714

When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.

Development and Management of Visitor Attractions

Author: John Swarbrooke,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136410619

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 5447

Now in its second edition, the successful 'Development and Management of Visitor Attractions' has been fully revised and updated to cover the latest issues in this ever-changing area of tourism. New features/topics include: * The Millennium Dome * National Lottery funded projects * International case studies * Updated statistics and examples The author examines the factors that contribute to the success of visitor attractions. 'The Development and Management of Visitor Attractions' 2nd Edition, covers every aspect of the process of developing and managing different kinds of attractions. Theories explored throughout the text are illustrated through a range of examples and case studies drawn from a number of countries.

The Effective Change Manager's Handbook

Essential Guidance to the Change Management Body of Knowledge

Author: Richard Smith,David King,Ranjit Sidhu,Dan Skelsey,APMG

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749473088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

View: 8105

The change management profession is no longer in its infancy. Readily identifiable in organizations and in business literature it is no longer reliant on parent disciplines such as organizational development or project management. Change management is itself in a state of change and growth - the number of jobs is increasing and organizations are actively seeking to build their change management capability. The Effective Change Manager's Handbook, the official guide to the CMI Body of Knowledge, is explicitly designed to help practitioners, employers and academics define and practice change management successfully and to develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of underpinning knowledge required, it includes chapters from esteemed and established thought leaders on topics ranging from benefits management, stakeholder strategy, facilitation, change readiness, project management and education and learning support. Covering the whole process from planning to implementation, it offers practical tools, techniques and models to effectively support any change initiative.

How to Manage Project Opportunity and Risk

Why Uncertainty Management Can be a Much Better Approach Than Risk Management

Author: Stephen Ward,Chris Chapman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470686499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

View: 5358

"Based on a sound conceptual foundation yet developed to meet practical concerns, Project Risk Management has become recognized as a standard work on its subject"--

The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook

Strategic and Tactical Insights for Improving Results

Author: Craig J. Letavec,Dennis Bolles

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 6747

This handbook developed by the Project Management Institutes Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMOSIG) provides practical guidance to the project Management and PMO community on a variety of topics in the areas of: PMO Strategic and Tactical Management, PMO Governance, PMO Services, PMO Set-up and Execution, and PMO Performance and Maturity. It features insightful contributions from more than 20 subject matter experts, successful practitioners, distinguished authors and thought leaders with a variety of backgrounds and experiences from around the World. The authors include best practices and case studies for successfully aligning PMOs to business objectives, and delivering benefits/ROI, as well as numerous proven tools, templates, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and processes for successfully developing, and managing PMOs and for expanding their scope of services.

Managing Multiple Projects

Author: Michael Tobis,Irene Tobis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071415446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 7250

THE BRIEFCASE BOOKS SERIES Now translated into nine languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level. All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. Today's workplace is often complex and unpredictable, yet most project management books address only the topic of managing individual projects and solving specific problems. Managing Multiple Projects presents a realistic method for developing the individual and group skills needed to cope with competing demands. It shows readers how to develop a reliable system for taking on multiple projects, work with others to allocate conflicting workloads, cope with the stress that comes from managing multiple projects, and more.

Implementing Program Management

Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices

Author: Ginger Levin,Allen R. Green

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 8350

Success in program management requires discipline, complete plans, well-run meetings, accurate record keeping, and adherence to global best practices. Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices provides the templates and guidelines for the plans, forms, agendas, registers, and procedures you will need. Ginger Levin and Allen Green wrote Implementing Program Management Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008) in 2010. Since then it has become the go-to reference for program practitioners, colleges, universities, and those studying for the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Based on PMI’s Standard for Program Management—Third Edition (2013) and other best practices, the updated edition of this bestselling reference provides a program management methodology consisting of reports, forms, templates, and documents. It includes identifiable documents referenced in the latest Standard for Program Management as well as other helpful ones omitted from prior editions. The book deals with the full program management life cycle—program definition, program benefits delivery, and program closure—to support the documentation requirements for your programs. The authors have updated the templates and forms in this book to complement what is included in the Third Edition and to include what they feel are best practices for managing programs. All the templates included in the book can be accessed online and can be easily customized to meet the unique requirements of your organization.

Helminth Control in School-age Children

A Guide for Managers of Control Programmes

Author: A. Montresor,D. W. T. Crompton,World Health Organization,T.W. Gyorkos,L. Savioli

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545563

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 994

More than 2000 million people worldwide are affected by schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections and 155 000 deaths are reported each year. These infections are diseases associated with poverty, and in school-age populations in developing countries, intestinal helminth infections rank first among the causes of all communicable and noncommunicable diseases. This book describes a cost-effective approach to the control of these infections, based on the use of periodic parasitological surveys of school population samples. It is intended as a guide for health education managers responsible for implementing community-based programmes.