This book provides practical instruction on how to succeed as a project manager, encompassing: management, planning and organisation managing a project group managing change coaching communication conflict management risk analysis managing stakeholders The book applies a holistic approach to project work and project management by integrating theory and practice and provides a wholly new perspective on project management by setting out the practical know-how to allow the reader to make use of its framework within their own work.
The authors set out to inspire practitioners and students to adopt a management-oriented approach to projects.
Power in Projects, Programs and Portfolios also looks at how to create the right organisational framework for a given project and provides advice on deciding upon a steering and project group and estimating and setting timescales.
It also includes a chapter on product portfolio management, of particular interest to executives who are responsible for several projects or an organisation's entire project portfolio. This chapter also looks at project governance and introduces the concept of Project Excellence as well as dealing with topics an organisation needs to focus on in order to become more project-oriented.