Foreword by Tim Lister

I am writing this in June 2009, and we are currently living in interesting times. These interesting times are demanding that we step up from project management to projects management, and the book in your hand, Manage Your Project Portfolio, is going to help you do just that.

There are plenty of good resources on project management that will help you run a project efficiently, but darned few help you get the priorities right. We have spent years as managers worrying about getting the process right—and don’t get me wrong, the process does matter—but first things first: let’s get the valuable projects to the front of the queue. Let’s not worry about starting those projects; let’s worry about finishing those projects. ...

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