Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices

Author: Eileen Roden,Axelos

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780113314225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 1289

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O ) describes how to build effective governance structures for managing portfolios, programmes and projects that is tailored to the needs of the organisation. The publication looks at the different types of office that may exist in a P3O structure, the roles necessary to manage the functions and services carried out within a P3O and some of the key techniques and tools they will use. The guidance is illustrated with real world examples and case studies. It answers the question posed by Senior Management - "why have P3Os and what value do they add to the organisation?" There is guidance for building a business case, illustrated with an example, and funding models for set-up and ongoing costs and discusses the value of performance measures. The book describes how to scope and set up a suitable P3O model within an organisation and looks at typical lifecycles of P3O models.

Portfolio and Programme Management Demystified

Managing Multiple Projects Successfully

Author: Geoff Reiss,Paul Rayner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135241511

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 480

You’re now responsible for a programme, or you’ve got a portfolio to manage? Where do you start? Right here! Projects are not simply the bread and butter of an organisation. Form them into programmes or portfolios and they can be prioritised and integrated to deliver change to your organization in line with your strategic vision. You will be able to control costs and risks and bring together a complex series of themes effectively. This overhauled second edition now combines portfolio management as a parallel theme with programme management, and it is brought in line with the current thinking of the Association for Project Management and the Project Management Institute. It is written for managers in both the public and private sectors. This new edition includes half a dozen short case studies (from Belgium’s Fortis Bank, a software company, local government, and central government), along with more on cross-functional management. Together with Project Management Demystified, also from Routledge (third edition, 2007), it provides the tools to manage your projects, your programmes and your portfolio to a very high level.

Directing successful projects with PRINCE2

Author: Office of Government Commerce,Stationery Office (Great Britain)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113310609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 2371

This title has been designed to be a role specific handbook for senior managers and project board members, which describes how to oversee projects being managed using PRINCE2. The guide sets PRINCE2 in the wider context of project management (but still non-specific for industry sector) and describes or cross-references techniques which support the PRINCE2 method. The title contains chapters on: the duties and behaviour of the Project Board; the Project Board's activities, covering starting up a project, authorising initiation, authorising a project, authorising a stage, giving ad hoc direction, authorising closure, reviewing benefits, tailoring PRINCE2. 'Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' forms part of a pair of publications that are the result of the PRINCE2: 2009 Project to update the PRINCE2 guidance. Its companion is 'Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2' (ISBN 9780113310593).

Management of portfolios

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

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113312948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 2033

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).

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2

Author: Office of Government Commerce

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113310593

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 5506

This book provides a universally applicable project management method - the principles, processes and techniques that enable individuals and organisations successfully to deliver their projects within time, cost and quality constraints. This new edition has been designed to place more emphasis on the principles that underpin successful project management and to provide clear guidance on how to apply these principles to the organisational context within which projects are operating.

Erfolgreiche Projekte managen mit PRINCE2

Author: Office of Government Commerce

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113312146

Category:

Page: 389

View: 7627

This book provides a universally applicable project management method - the principles, processes and techniques that enable individuals and organisations successfully to deliver their projects within time, cost and quality constraints. This new edition has been designed to place more emphasis on the principles that underpin successful project management and to provide clear guidance on how to apply these principles to the organisational context within which projects are operating.

A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (Pmbok(r) Guide) (German)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628251883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 756

View: 4100

The PMBOK(R) Guide - Sixth Edition - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge--including discussion of project management business documents--and information on the PMI Talent Triangle(TM) and the essential skills for success in today's market.

Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers

Author: Ginger Levin,Ginger Levin DPA, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 2564

Improve Your Interpersonal Skills to Achieve Greater Management Success! Any formula for management success must include a high level of interpersonal skills. The growing complexity of organizational portfolios, programs, and projects, as well as the increasing number and geographic dispersion of stakeholders and employees, makes a manager's interpersonal skills critical. The frequency and variety of interpersonal interactions and the pressure to perform multiple leadership roles successfully while ensuring customer satisfaction have never been greater.Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers offers practical and proven tools and methods you can use to develop your interpersonal skills and meet the challenges of today's competitive professional environment. Develop the interpersonal skills you need to: • Build effective, high-performing teams • Work efficiently with virtual teams • Develop approaches to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels • Handle stress and deal with unexpected critical incidents • Motivate your team Whatever your level of experience, you will find these practical and proven methods to be the best formula for improving your interpersonal skills-and enhancing your management success. The chapters include discussion questions, making this a perfect text for use in academic or workshop settings.

PRINCE2® 2009 Edition - Das Taschenbuch

Author: Bert Hedeman,Ron Seegers

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087539509

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 6244

Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, French, Dutch.Dieses Taschenbuch ( pocketguide ) bietet eine Zusammenfassung der PRINCE2 Methode. Es ist eine kompakte Einführung und gibt einen gut strukturierten Überblick.Die Zielgruppe für dieses Taschenbuch sind alle, die an der Methode PRINCE2 interessiert sind oder allgemein einen methodischen Projektmanagementansatz suchen. Das Buch ist für Mitarbeiter in einem PRINCE2 Projekt sehr geeignet und bietet eine ausgezeichnete Grundlage zur Vorbereitung auf die Foundation Prüfung PRINCE2 in der Version 2009.Dieses Taschenbuch basiert auf der PRINCE2 Methode in der Version 2009.Dieses Taschenbuch bearbeitet die Prozesse, Themen und Prinzipien des Projektmanagements und der Methode PRINCE2.Anpassen von PRINCE2 an die Projektumgebung gibt Empfehlungen zum modulieren der Methode an die konkreten Randbedingungen des Projekts und der Organisation.Dieses Taschenbuch bietet eine komplette und präzise Beschreibung der PRINCE2 2009 Edition für alle die in Projekten oder mit Projektmanagement zu tun haben.

ITIL Foundation Handbook

[German Translation of ITIL Foundation Handbook - Pack Of 10]

Author: itSMF Foundation,Claire Agutter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780113314706

Category:

Page: 364

View: 3174

Now updated in line with the 2011 syllabus, this quick-reference revision guide has been designed to help students prepare for their foundation exam. It is also a key reference aid for managers, practitioners, vendors and consultants in the workplace and while travelling. This handbook provides an introduction to the ITIL service lifecycle model and an overview of the ITIL qualification structure. It contains a chapter on each of the components of the lifecycle: service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement.

Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management

Models for Structuring and Executing the Project Hierarchy

Author: Gary Lister

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133840166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 6733

Learn powerful techniques for successfully managing modern projects, programs, and portfolios in any environment, no matter how complex. Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management addresses several make-or-break issues associated with successful project management: organizational structure, linkages between project management and operations, and definitions and interrelationships amongst projects, programs and portfolios. Unlike other books, which address these issues only in passing, this book drills down to offer practical, real-world concepts, in-the-trenches insights, and proven applications. You'll learn how to: Plan projects and strategies to reflect your organization's needs and structures Develop and implement a successful Project Management Office (PMO) Organize projects, programs, and portfolios Systematically maximize the business value of project management This book is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps

Author: John Carroll

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9118

Project Program and Portfolio Management (P3M) represents project management taken to the enterprise level. It is increasingly being recognised as critical to the success of projects in large organizations, such as governments and multinational corporations. Conversely, it is also being recognised 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 organisations, 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. The few books that have been published on the subject to date tend to be technical manuals or theoretical text books, rather than hands-on guides. So, if you need to get up to speed on the subject quickly, this book is for you. 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 organisation. Table of Contents Introduction: why every organization can benefit from P3MProject Management: establishing the starting pointProgram Management: moving on from project managementPortfolio Management: turning enterprise strategy into business realityBusiness Environment: preparing the organizationImplementing Program ManagementImplementing Portfolio ManagementBenefits ManagementStakeholder ManagementRisk ManagementCorporate GovernanceAction Plan and Road Map Note from the author In case you were wondering why there isn’t a comma after ‘Project’ in the title of the book, it’s because the book doesn’t cover project management, it covers project program management and portfolio management, which are developments from and extensions to project management. A project program refers to a series of projects that are related, and together will achieve a major change in a business. A portfolio refers to the total set of all the projects and programs being carried out in a business at any given time. Although I have included a chapter on project management, it is not intended to be a complete coverage of the subject. It is only included to establish a baseline from which to compare and contrast program management and portfolio management. For a complete coverage of project management, I would recommend Effective Project Management in easy steps (or Agile Project Management in easy steps, if you are working in an agile project environment).

Value Management of Construction Projects

Author: John Kelly,Steven Male,Drummond Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118355148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

View: 1821

Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

A Management Framework

For Project, Program and Portfolio Integration

Author: R. Max Wideman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412027861

Category: Project management

Page: 238

View: 5277

Max presents a framework for an in-depth understanding of project, program and portfolio management to satisfy the needs from the top executive to the student practitioner based on over 40 years' experience.

Project Management Based on PRINCE2® 2009 edition

Author: Hans Fredriksz,Bert Hedeman,Gabor Vis van Heemst

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 908753583X

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 1055

For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.Note: This book is available in several languages: English, Dutch.An increasing number of companies are working in a project-like manner, using the PRINCE2 project management method. The advantages of a standard method are great: a uniform method of working and terminology makes projects comparable, transferable and orderly. Moreover, PRINCE2 has additional qualities, such as the standard no go/go decision with each stage, the Business Case at the centre of the project and clear agreements about who is responsible for what.The book gives a faithful representation of the 2009 Edition of the PRINCE2 methodology, with many lists serving as reference material for all project types and sizes. Furthermore, as the content of the book covers all specs for the PRINCE2 Foundation exams, it can serve as a good basis for the PRINCE2 Foundation exams.The three authors of this title have successfully combined their tremendous experience and made this available in a structured manner to those who are involved in controlling, designing or managing projects. And whatever they missed was added by a team of expert reviewers.The content for this book is also intended for everyone doing projects in real world, it covers more than the minimum reference that is necessary for the Foundation exam. Therefore it is also very useful as a solid starting point for anyone studying for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.Available in English and Dutch.

Portfolio Management

A Strategic Approach

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP,John Wyzalek, PfMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 3909

Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) credential—which several of the experts who contributed to this book earned—to recognize the advanced expertise required of practitioners in the field. Presenting information that is current with The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition (2013); Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach supplies in-depth treatment of the five domains and identifies best practices to ensure the organization has a balanced portfolio management that is critical to success. Following PMI’s standard, the book is organized according to its five domains: strategic alignment, governance, portfolio performance management, portfolio risk management, and portfolio communications management. Each chapter presents the insight of different thought leaders in academia and business. Contributors from around the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, supply a global perspective as to why portfolio management is essential for all types of organizations. They provide guidelines, examples, and models to consider, along with discussion and analysis of relevant literature in the field. Most chapters reference PMI standards, complement their concepts, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standards mention in passing or not at all. Overall, this is a must-have resource for anyone pursuing the PfMP® credential from PMI. For executives and practitioners in the field, it provides the concepts you will need to address the ever-changing complexities that impact your work. This book is also suitable as a textbook for universities offering courses on portfolio management.

Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques

Author: Parviz F. Rad,Ginger Levin

Publisher: www.iil.com/publishing

ISBN: 0970827687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 8683

Does your organization want to achieve success in prioritizing projects systematically, deliberately, and logically? Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques is written to demonstrate how to elevate your organization's project management thinking to the level beyond managing individual projects in a standalone fashion. This book is for those executives and other project professional who strive to have a formalized system of authorizing the right projects and abandoning the wrong projects, who desire to spend resources in the most efficient manner, and who want to have an actionable strategic plan for improving organizational project management sophistication. Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques deals with the full spectrum of project portfolio management (PPM) functions, from selecting projects through formalized portfolio management processes to facilitating the successful execution of projects through creating a formalized, project-friendly environment. This book will aid you in the implement of a PPM system, assist in gaining the necessary commitment from executive management, and provide guidelines for the modification of operational practices. Get ahead of the game by seeing a comprehensive project portfolio model that can help you establish yours successfully