PREFACE

“Are your programs aligned with the organization? Are they connected to the business? Are you helping to meet our business goals? Is this project necessary? What’s your contribution?” These and other similar questions from project sponsors bring into focus the issue of creating business alignment. A key issue in almost any type of project, alignment appears elusive, but can be routinely achieved and sustained for long periods of time. This book takes a fresh perspective on this challenging issue and shows how alignment is positioned early in the creation of projects, programs, and functions. It illustrates how to sustain alignment over a period of time and validate projects routinely to make sure that business alignment has been ...

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