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Program Management for Improved Business Results

Program Management for Improved Business Results
Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic - Russ Martinelli - James M. W
ISBN 13: 9780471783541
ISBN 10: 471783544
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2007-04-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
List Price: $99.00

Project Management

Program Management for Improved Business Results

"Program Management for Improved Business Results is a great book that provides a refreshing and comprehensive look at how to succeed in enterprise program management."

—Hans Thamhain, PhD, PMP, Professor, Bentley College, Director of MOT and project management program

"An insightful book, generous with practical advice, real examples, and useful tools to help achieve the necessary focus in managing programs to success."

—Diane Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Server Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

"Valuable lessons learned that are useful for the seasoned veteran, for those facing their first opportunity to lead a program,?or as a primer for those contemplating a career in program management."

—Richard Nardizzi, Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Implement program management in any business setting

Business leaders are constantly in the heat of competitive battles. To win, they must develop their products, services, and infrastructure in a fast, repeatable, and integrated fashion. This breakthrough book describes how many of today's business leaders use the program management discipline to gain competitive advantage over their rivals by:

  • Making program management part of their business model
  • Managing increased product and process complexity
  • Aligning execution activities to business strategy
  • Mitigating business risk to maximize ROI
  • Accelerating time-to-money performance

The authors present a holistic view of program management that describes program management as a critical business function; provide a how-to approach to successfully define, plan, execute, and control programs; explain the primary roles and competencies of the program manager; and present the organizational factors involved in transitioning to a program management business model.