Project Sponsorship

Authors: David West
Publisher: Gower

Project Sponsorship is one of the least well understood and enacted roles in the whole change management structures of organisations whether Public or Private sector. David’s book is well-structured and absolutely packed with detailed material on everything a Programme Manager, Project Manager or Programme Director would need to know how to do or supervise happening.

An Executive Guide to Portfolio Management (MoP)

Authors: OGC
Publisher: The Stationery Office

This new guidance from OGC looks at portfolio management. This smaller version of the Management of Portfolios guidance is aimed at senior executives and is a small pocketbook. The book is designed to “help you better understand how portfolio management can assist in addressing the challenges you and your organisation are facing”.

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Project Workout

Authors: Robert Buttrick
Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

REVIEW: “The Project Workout is an important book, taking a lead role in growing a new generation of professional project managers.” Oded Cohen, The Goldratt Institute

A Fish in Your Ear: The New Discipline of Project Portfolio Management

Authors: Michael Menard, Christopher Richards (Editor)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

AMAZON DESCRIPTION: “(This book) presents a uniquely effective and proven way to clarify and select portfolios of projects that lead to capital-efficient profitable growth. In clear, engaging, and sometimes witty language this book shows decision-making teams how to maximize project choice, design, and integration.”

Project Portfolio Management: Leading the Corporate Vision

Authors: Dr Shan Rajegopal, Philip McGuin, James Waller
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEW: “This book provides clear advice to how to build agile PPM within the organisation. It is an excellent guide through the minefield of successful project delivery. Clearly written with a strong evidential base and emphasis on the practical application of the concepts, the authors experience and expertise shines through.” – Tim Banfield, Director of NAO (VFM Defence), UK National Audit Office (NAO)

Creating & Delivering Your Value Proposition: Managing Customer Experience for Profit

Authors: Barnes, Blake and Pinder
Publisher: Kogan

Creating & Delivering Your Value Proposition provides guidance for business leaders – demonstrating why having a strong value proposition is so important for a company. This practical new title shows readers how to build, deliver and harness value propositions to create profitable growth for a business, by utilizing the experience of clients and customers. With global case studies, Creating & Delivering Your Value Proposition is an essential guide to understanding and developing a value-focused strategy for all senior practitioners.

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Portfolio, Program, and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

Authors: Pete Harpum
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

AMAZON DESCRIPTION: “Portfolio, Program, and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries illustrates how high–quality program and project management is crucial for drug companies to remain competitive, to deliver good returns to investors, and ultimately to bring novel personalized medicine to patients with: A combination of theoretical insights and pragmatic examples from professionals who are all working in the industry”

Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization

Authors: Simon Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This book is part of the Microsoft Executive Leadership Series which consists of a number of publications that have been released over the last few years. It sets out as its aims to tie in the theory and the technology, primarily though not exclusively for an executive audience.

Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects

Authors: Johanna Rothman
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

FROM AMAZON: “All of your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend responding to emergencies? This book will introduce you to different ways of ordering all of the projects you are working on now, and help you figure out how to staff those projects-even when you’ve run out of project teams to do the work.”

IT Project Portfolio Management

Authors: Stephen S. Bonham
Publisher: Artech House

This groundbreaking book introduces you to a comprehensive approach to implementing Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to support and prioritise IT projects in both large and small companies.

Tourism Policy and Planning

Authors: David L. Edgell Sr., Maria DelMastro Allen, Jason Swanson, Jason Swanson, Ginger Smith
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

If you enjoy psychology you’ll enjoy this book – there are hundreds of reviews out there but the parts I particularly enjoyed are the types of people – are you a connector, maven or salesman? You’ll be surprised just how it makes you think about yourself and other people you know.

Project Management for Healthcare

Authors: David Shirley
Publisher: CRC Press

On first impressions this book looks like something which was published in the ’70s with its orange, brown and yellow ochre cover; not to mention the photograph of an old fashioned PC keyboard. Despite the less than enticing start I entered the realms of a book claiming to explore the discipline of Project Management in the healthcare environment. The intrigue began…

A senior manager’s guide to managing benefits

Authors: Steven Jenner
Publisher: Stationery Office

BOOK REVIEW: “Buy lots of them (only £5.00), and distribute them wisely if you’re serious about managing benefits (and you should be, if you spend any money on projects in your organisation!).”

Project Portfolio Management

Authors: Harvey A. Levine
Publisher: Jossey Bass

A collection of books all focused on project portfolio management (PPM). Read further information from the OGC on Portfolio Management, including the downloadable guide.

The Standard for Portfolio Management

Authors: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute

With this volume, portfolio managers have a resource to help them develop professionally and achieve success for themselves and their Organisations. Within an organisation, a portfolio represents a collection of active programs, projects and other work undertaken at a specific point in time to help the organisation reach strategic objectives.

Agile Portfolio Management (PRO-best Practices)

Authors: Jochen Krebs
Publisher: Microsoft Press

AMAZON DESCRIPTION: “Agile development processes foster better collaboration, innovation, and results. So why limit their use to software projects—when you can transform your entire business? Written by agile-mentoring expert Jochen Krebs, this book illuminates the opportunities—and rewards—of applying agile processes to your overall IT portfolio.”

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