Breaking through the Project Fog : How Smart Organizations Achieve Success by Creating, Selecting and Execute On-strategy Projects

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 245 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
Acknowledgments xv
Spotting Project Fog 1 (18)
How the Fog Rolls In 3 (4)
The Fog Thickens 7 (2)
The Research Participants 9 (3)
Defining a New Starting Point 12 (4)
The Link Between Current Practices and 16 (3)
``Better Practices''
The Importance of Being Strategic 19 (20)
Is Your Organization Aligned for Results? 19 (1)
Current Project Selection Methods 20 (2)
The Strategic Implications of Limited 22 (4)
Resources
The Role of the Project Management 26 (3)
Professional
Selecting the Most Strategic Projects 29 (2)
Understanding the Origins of Portfolio 31 (2)
Theory
On-Strategy Project Management: The 33 (4)
Fourth Dimension
The Final Word In the Real World of 37 (2)
Practitioners
Navigating Through Foggy Strategy 39 (20)
Balanced Performance Measurement and 44 (2)
Management
Building a Strategic Project Scoring Model 46 (6)
Benefits and Costs of Revising Your 52 (2)
Current Methodology
Putting the Proposed Changes into Practice 54 (5)
Managing Project Risks, Returns and 59 (14)
Resources to Maximize Benefits
Maximizing Your Project Management Efforts 59 (2)
Managing Project Risk 61 (1)
Internal Project Risk Assessment 62 (5)
Resource Management Approaches in PPM 67 (2)
Integrating PPM with Other Core Business 69 (4)
Processes
Creating Small, Smart and Mighty PMOs to 73 (20)
Steer the Way
Getting Off to a Good Start! 74 (3)
Defining or Re-Defining the Purpose of 77 (4)
the PMO
Strategic PMO Processes 81 (2)
Key Success Factors 83 (2)
Supporting Strategic Project Selection 85 (1)
Improving the Project Submission Process 85 (3)
Establishing Standard Methodology (Ours 88 (2)
or Yours)
Summary of Do's and Don'ts of an 90 (3)
Effective PMO
The Role of the Board: Integrating 93 (20)
Measurement and Accountability for Project
Results
All Boards Are Not Created Equal 95 (3)
For Profit or Non-Profit Board: What's 98 (1)
the Difference?
Elected or Appointed? 99 (2)
Board Committees 101(2)
The Board as Project Sponsor 103(1)
The Board as a Project Resource 104(1)
The Board as Project Manager 105(5)
Final Thoughts 110(3)
Good Leadership in Foggy Conditions 113(30)
Personal Leadership Style 115(1)
Why Should You Care So Much? 115(2)
A New Leadership Model 117(3)
The Three C's for Project Management 120(7)
Professionals
The Three A's for Executives 127(11)
The Forecast for Relationships 138(2)
A Parting Reflection 140(3)
Sweeping Away the Fog in the Private Sector 143(18)
Clarifying Strategy and Reducing 144(4)
Non-Strategic Projects
Improving Project Selection Methods and 148(5)
Processes
Training as a Tool of Strategic Change 153(3)
Integrating Resource Management into PPM 156(3)
Summary of Results 159(2)
Two Case Studies: Clearing Up the Fog in 161(28)
the Public Sector
Case Study Candidate 1 162(2)
Step 1: Clarifying the Strategy 164(3)
Step 2: Consolidating Effort 167(3)
Step 3: Reinforcing What Works 170(2)
Step 4: Staying the Course 172(1)
Interesting Data Points from Participants 173(1)
Case Study Candidate 2 174(1)
What Was Done Differently 175(5)
Connecting Individual and Corporate 180(1)
Performance Management
Interesting Data Points from Participants 181(2)
Continuous Improvements 183(3)
Why PPM Really Works 186(3)
Where to Go from Here? 189(4)
Next Steps 190(3)
APPENDIX: REVIEW OF RELEVANT RESEARCH AND 193(44)
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Strategy References 194(4)
Project Management References 198(6)
Leadership and Change Management 204(3)
References
Finance and Portfolio Theory References 207(3)
BSC and Performance Management References 210(4)
Bibliography 214(23)
Index 237