You have too many projects, and firefighting and multitasking are keeping you from finishing any of them. You need to manage your project portfolio. This fully updated and expanded bestseller arms you with agile and lean ways to collect all your work and decide which projects you should do first, second, and never. See how to tie your work to your organization's mission and show your managers, your board, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. Picture the work you have, and make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be.
All your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time do you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend on emergency fire drills or waste through multitasking? This book gives you insightful ways to rank all the projects you're working on and figure out the right staffing and schedule so projects get finished faster.
The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they're software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers. Find out how to define the mission of your team, group, or department, with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you'll manage your portfolio better and make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization.
With this expanded second edition, discover how to scale project portfolio management from one team to the entire enterprise, and integrate Cost of Delay when ranking projects. Additional Kanban views provide even more ways to visualize your portfolio.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Meet Your Project Portfolio
Chapter 2. See Your Future
Chapter 3. Create The First Draft Of Your Portfolio
Chapter 4. Evaluate Your Projects
Chapter 5. Rank The Portfolio
Chapter 6. Collaborate On The Portfolio
Chapter 7. Iterate On The Portfolio
Chapter 8. Make Portfolio Decisions
Chapter 9. Visualize Your Project Portfolio
Chapter 10. Scaling Portfolio Management To An Enterprise
Chapter 11. Evolve Your Portfolio
Chapter 12. Measure The Essentials
Chapter 13. Define Your Mission
Chapter 14. Start Somewhere…But Start