Johanna says, "So many things can bring a project to its knees. Maybe there's too much multitasking, or so many emergency projects that emergencies themselves have become normal. But here's the secret of project portfolio management: you can do it all. Just not all at the same time."
In Manage Your Project Portfolio, you'll see how to tie your work to your organization's mission and show your board, your managers, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. You'll get a better view of the work you have, and learn how to make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be.
Once you learn to manage your portfolio better, you'll avoid emergency "firedrills." You'll see how to effectively adopt lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they are software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers.
You may be accustomed to spending time in meetings where you still don't have the data you need to evaluate your projects. Here, with a few measures, you'll be able to quickly evaluate each project and come to a decision quickly.
You'll learn how to define your team, group, or department's mission with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you can make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization.
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Johanna Rothman helps leaders solve problems and seize opportunities. She consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. She enables managers, teams, and organizations to become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management.
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Manage Your Project Portfolio
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781934356296, 250 pages,
Book Price: $32.95 USD, £25.50 GBP
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