Executives should not necessarily know the intricacies of project management, but they should know how project management, as a discipline, can benefit the organization in implementing its strategies and realizing its vision. The only way that executives can effectively apply project management to realize these goals is to have sound knowledge of the project management discipline.
The purpose of this book is to provide executives with a comprehensive overview of the discipline of project management. It focuses on the benefits of project management to an organization. The goal is to provide executives with a view as to how project management can deliver organizational strategies. The various chapters focus on specific aspects within the project management discipline and how each aspect should be managed from a business perspective.
The book covers the entire spectrum of project management from a management and leadership perspective. The focus is not necessarily on what needs to be done from a project management perspective, but on what organizations and senior executives can do to facilitate projects. The book covers:
- The value of project management
- Project management as a strategic enabler
- Project, program, and portfolio management
- The role of the project management office in the successful delivery of projects, programs, and portfolios
- The benefits of project deliverables bring
- Sustainability of the organization
- Governance and the role of the project sponsor.
The book concludes with a comprehensive portfolio, program, and project management framework. This holistic framework enables organizations to achieve value from project management and realize strategic goals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Value of Project Management
Chapter 3: Strategic Alignment of Programmes and Projects
Chapter 4: Portfolio Management
Chapter 5: Programme Management
Chapter 6: Project Management
Chapter 7: Project Management Offices
Chapter 8: Benefits Realisation Management
Chapter 9: Sustainability in Project Management
Chapter 10: Project Governance and Auditing
Chapter 11: Executive Sponsor
Chapter 12: Comprehensive Overview of Project Management