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 ContentsIntroduction: 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).
We meet Boman, a pedantic and lovelorn Parsi. Idris, a successful photographer whose happiness is about to be shattered. Ashwini, a famous actress who carries the secret regret of a lost love. Attempted murder, illegal money, infidelity, kidnapping, abuse, love and bereavement – all these and more find their paths entwined, as a holy man gathers together the threads of their lives and by so doing frees himself.
By turns outrageous, amusing and poignant, Heaven’s Above offers an intimate and affectionate view of these everyday inhabitants of Mumbai.
MICHAEL ANDERSON was born, grew up and went to school in Mumbai. He left India when he was 18 and a year later settled in London, where he still lives. He has a degree in Medieval History and has had a variety of jobs. His passions are writing, history, and music. He has also published two collections of short stories – Gardening By Moonlight, and Nighthawks.
You don’t need work to longer hours or even harder, you need to work smarter by making the time you spend at work really effective. You can do it and you will be amazed at how much more you can get done when you optimize your time. Effective Time Management in easy steps will show you how, not just by working more effectively now but also how to plan your future career. And you’ll have more free time outside work plus the energy to enjoy it.
This book will show you, in easy steps, how to:Understand what you spend your time on now and how much of it is wastedIdentify your long-term goals and plan how to get thereIdentify the things that really matter and prioritize themHow to use your time most effectively and organize your workUnderstand how to read, write, use the 'phone and manage emails effectivelyLearn how to say No and deal with interruptionsMake meetings more effectiveMake the most out of home workingReduce stress and make the most out of lifeDevelop your own personal action plan
Table of ContentsIntroductionTime FliesPrioritiesMore on TimeGetting OrganizedSaying NoDistractionsEffective MeetingsEffective DelegationHome WorkingStressLife and EverythingPersonal Action Plan