Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects across the Organization

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects across the Organization

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects across the Organization

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects across the Organization

Synopsis

New projects are the key to ensuring an organization's growth - and as we enter an increasingly competitive global economy, companies of all stripes struggle to effectively govern the multiplicity of projects needed to survive and prosper.

Enterprise Project Governance reveals proven techniques for dealing with simultaneous initiatives and ensuring that programs and projects align with the priorities, resources, and strategies of the organization - and ultimately create value.

Complete with enlightening examples and case studies, the book provides readers with practical methods for incorporating enterprise project governance into their organization's culture, synchronizing it with corporate governance, and maximizing efficiency and results across departments.

Whether one's view is from the boardroom, the executive suite, the project management office, or the project trenches, this is the essential guide for anyone managing multiple projects.

Excerpt

Can an organization ever achieve full maturity in its ability to consistently deliver successful programs and projects? Can an enterprise ever achieve perfection or near perfection in the planning and management of all its projects? These are not theoretical questions. What CEO does not want to maximize profits (or mission success), while reducing risks and maintaining the approval and support of key stakeholders, especially customers, investors, and shareholders? What C-level executive does not want her or his programs and projects to be completed successfully, ahead of schedule or under budget, by knowledgeable, experienced, and capable project managers? So are real maturity and near perfection for project-oriented organizations possible? Absolutely not! Not without effective governance.

Over the last two decades, we have seen the project management field grow from a set of applications and methods for managing large individual projects to a wide range of knowledge, skills, and technologies for managing multiple projects, programs, and portfolios of programs and projects. In his classic 1998 book, Winning in Business with Enterprise Project Management, Paul Dinsmore captured the important global trend of the 1990s, the organizing and managing of multiple projects within organizations with consistent enterprise-wide processes, systems, and techniques in order to increase efficiency and profitability.

Enterprise Project Management, or EPM as it came to be known, gave . . .

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