Program Management for Improved Business Results

The book explains the benchmarks and best practices that help shape a superior program manager, and provides case studies that illustrate the real-world application of management concepts.

Author: Russ J. Martinelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118627921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Superior program management begins with superior information and strategy Program Management for Improved Business Results, Second Edition is a practical guide to real-world program management, written to align with the rigorous PMI® PgMP® certification standards. The book explains the benchmarks and best practices that help shape a superior program manager, and provides case studies that illustrate the real-world application of management concepts. Written by a team composed of both industry professionals and academics, the book strikes a balance between theory and practice that facilitates understanding and better prepares candidates for the PgMP. Managers at all levels will learn the insights and techniques that are shaping modern management expectations. The Project Management Institute and the Product Development and Management Association both agree that program management is a critical element in the successful integration of business strategy and project management. The certification process is difficult, and few complete it – but demand for competent professionals is high. Program Management for Improved Business Results addresses this disconnect, preparing readers to fill the gaps and help businesses achieve the level of program management integration required by professional organizations. Topics include: Aligning programs with business strategy Program planning, execution, and processes Management metrics and strategic and operational tools Roles, responsibilities, and core competencies The book focuses on both the macro and the micro levels, explaining the successful integration of business strategy with project portfolios as well as the managing of a single program. Case studies present both issue-oriented and comprehensive perspectives, and guidance includes real, actionable steps. For professionals seeking improved program outcomes, Program Management for Improved Business Results is a roadmap to exceptional management skills. (PMI and PgMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
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Program Management for Improved Business Results

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 ...

Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470569492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

PMI®. The Standardfor Program Management, 2008, 23 Milosevic, Martinelli, and
Waddell, Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2007, 284
Program budget allocations The program budget allocations are an input to the
Plan ...

Author: Ginger Levin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466554177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Are you prepared to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP) exam the first time around? With the help of the PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition, you can be! Based on recent revisions to PMI's examination content outline, which serves as the basis for the exam along with PMI's Standard for Program Management (2008),
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Case Studies in Project Program and Organizational Project Management

Proven to be highly effective in the management of complex product
development efforts, Program Management has ... Russ J. Martinelli, and James
M. Waddell, Program Management for Improved Business Results, John Wiley &
Sons, 2007, ...

Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118174296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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The ever expanding market need for information on how to apply project management principles and the PMBOK® contents to day-to-day business situations has been met by our case studies book by Harold Kerzner. That book was a spin-off from and ancillary to his best selling text but has gained a life of its own beyond adopters of that textbook. All indications are that the market is hungry for more cases while our own need to expand the content we control, both in-print and online woudl benefit from such an expansion of project management "case content". The authors propose to produce a book of cases that compliment Kerzner's book. A book that offers cases beyond the general project management areas and into PMI®'s growth areas of program management and organizational project management. The book will be structured to follow the PMBOK in coverage so that it can not only be used to supplement project management courses, but also for self sudy and training courses for the PMP® Exam. (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
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Reconstructing Project Management

Morton, G. H. (1983), Become a project champion, International Journal of Project
Management, 1, 4, pp. ... Hants; Milosevic, D., Martinelli, R. and Waddell, J. (2007
), Program management for improved business results, John Wiley & Sons: ...

Author: Peter W. G. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118536919

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.
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Transforming Business with Program Management

KEY TAKEAWAYS ON PROGRAM MANAGEMENTProgram management is the
vehicle that enterprises use to implement business strategy and accomplish their
strategic objectives, which results in improved competitive positioning.

Author: Satish P. Subramanian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466591004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Organizations need to constantly innovate and improve products and services to maintain a strong competitive position in the market place. The vehicle used by organizations for such constant reinvention is a business transformation program. This book illustrates a tested program management roadmap along with the supporting comprehensive frameworks to successfully execute business transformation programs, formulated strategies, and strategic initiatives. It outlines the steps to successfully transform any business and deliver tangible business outcomes. This breakthrough work establishes the linkage between strategy formulation and strategy execution through the program management discipline. It depicts how program management integrates strategy, people, process, technology, structure, and measurement on cross-functional initiatives. The author details the processes, techniques, and tools that a program management team can customize and easily implement on any type of strategic initiative within the private or public sector environment to deliver and sustain the expected business outcomes and benefits. This book discusses the ten mandatory steps (or roadmap) needed to lead complex, business transformation programs to success. It showcases program management best practices and lessons learned though real-world case studies spanning different industry sectors and functional domains. Transforming Business with Program Management will equip executives, general managers, and program managers with the core skills necessary to effectively plan and implement business transformation strategies that drive sweeping business change and innovation.
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A Practical Approach to Large Scale Agile Development

we start hashing out all the requests from the different program managers, and
the section managers work toward ... clear case study in program management,
but it has enabled us to dramatically improve our productivity and business
results.

Author: Gary Gruver

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780132981019

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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Today, even the largest development organizations are turning to agile methodologies, seeking major productivity and quality improvements. However, large-scale agile development is difficult, and publicly available case studies have been scarce. Now, three agile pioneers at Hewlett-Packard present a candid, start-to-finish insider’s look at how they’ve succeeded with agile in one of the company’s most mission-critical software environments: firmware for HP LaserJet printers. This book tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and journey. Could agile principles be applied to re-architect an enormous legacy code base? Could agile enable both timely delivery and ongoing innovation? Could it really be applied to 400+ developers distributed across four states, three continents, and four business units? Could it go beyond delivering incremental gains, to meet the stretch goal of 10x developer productivity improvements? It could, and it did—but getting there was not easy. Writing for both managers and technologists, the authors candidly discuss both their successes and failures, presenting actionable lessons for other development organizations, as well as approaches that have proven themselves repeatedly in HP’s challenging environment. They not only illuminate the potential benefits of agile in large-scale development, they also systematically show how these benefits can actually be achieved. Coverage includes: • Tightly linking agile methods and enterprise architecture with business objectives • Focusing agile practices on your worst development pain points to get the most bang for your buck • Abandoning classic agile methods that don’t work at the largest scale • Employing agile methods to establish a new architecture • Using metrics as a “conversation starter” around agile process improvements • Leveraging continuous integration and quality systems to reduce costs, accelerate schedules, and automate the delivery pipeline • Taming the planning beast with “light-touch” agile planning and lightweight long-range forecasting • Implementing effective project management and ensuring accountability in large agile projects • Managing tradeoffs associated with key decisions about organizational structure • Overcoming U.S./India cultural differences that can complicate offshore development • Selecting tools to support quantum leaps in productivity in your organization • Using change management disciplines to support greater enterprise agility
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Steps to Improved Firm Performance with Business Process Management

Assessing readiness for business process reengineering. Business Process
Management Journal, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 497–511. Abell, P., Felin, T., and Foss, N
. (2008). Building micro foundations for the routines, capabilities, and
performance ...

Author: Tahvo Hyötyläinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658074708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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​Business Process Management (BPM) has become a widely adopted management approach, prompting significant investments by private and public companies since 2000. Since neither the concept of BPM nor the factors leading to successful BPM initiatives are grounded in theory and also lack empirical support, Tahvo Hyötyläinen explores what business value BPM and BPM Systems can cause and how they can bring about improved firm performance. The author’s main implication is to show how to enhance the probability of success with BPM and its Systems. His research also adds to the understanding on how to increase customer-centricity –an empirically supported yet less studied direction of BPM.
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Fragility Fractures An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Few centers have a designated full-time data manager for their geriatric fracture
program. ... is an enhanced reporting process to focus attention on performance
successes and problems to permit program managers to improve the outcomes.9
,17 With the ... SUMMARY Lean business processes have important usefulness
in health care.9,10 One such example is the GFC model for improvement of care
of ...

Author: Daniel A Mendelson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323266574

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine is centered on the management of the geriatric fragility fracture patient. This issue features expert clinical reviews on topics such as Principles of comanagement, Lean business model and implementation of a Geriatric Fracture Center, Preoperative optimization and risk assessment, Preoperative reversal and management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents, Classification and surgical approach to hip fractures for non-surgeons, Special anesthetic consideration for the fragility fracture patient, Non-surgical management and palliation of fragility fractures, and Management of post-operative complications including Delerium, Anemia, Venous thromboembolism, and Cardiovascular disease and volume management. Also included are articles on Transitions in care and rehabilitation, Osteoporosis related secondary fracture prevention, Post-operative assessment of falls risk and prevention, and Fragility fractures requiring special consideration.
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Contract management DOD needs measures for small business subcontracting program and better data on foreign subcontracts report to the Committee on Small Business House of Representatives

LMI noted in its draft report that, in terms of achievements for subcontracting to
small businesses, the Test Program results improved impressively between 1991
and 1996—from small businesses receiving 12 percent of total subcontracts to ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428935044

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The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit

To that end, it is appropriate that the processes of project management be
aligned with business needs and interests. ... repeatable processes are
established to compile or aggregate results at the project, program, and portfolio
management levels as a means ... Some technical methodologies were
subsequently “enhanced and improved” to serve broader project management
interests by introducing ...

Author: Gerard M. Hill

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143980155X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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In the past, an organization’s technical methodologies were expected to fulfill project management process needs. However, they sometimes fell short of applying what is known today as "professional project management" concepts and practices. Written by one of the nation’s most highly regarded project management mentors, The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit delineates a "business-relevant" methodology that can be introduced across different industries and business environments. The book describes the ProjectPRISMTM Project Management Methodology, an innovative, matrix-based approach to conducting project management that introduces relevant concepts, practices, and tools in an effective project management solution. Aligned with common business practices, Gerard Hill’s method demonstrates how to develop project plans, keep on schedule, manage budgets, maintain areas of responsibility, and evaluate a project’s progress from concept to completion. The text also offers insight for customizing the methodology to meet the unique needs of individual organizations. Project management has emerged as a professional discipline and is coming into the mainstream just when it appears to be most needed in the business environment. Demonstrating that project management, in many ways, is business management, the author provides an exceptional foundation for creating a fine-tuned project management practice and a relevant business solution for every organization.
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Managing for Results

Opportunities for Continued Improvements in Agencies Performance Plans J.
Christopher Mihm. Observations on the Small Business Administration's
Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2000 link the plan's performance goals and
measures with the ... SBA noted that its program managers found the plan useful
in showing how SBA's performance has changed over the past 3 years and that
the Office of ...

Author: J. Christopher Mihm

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756700795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

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The Government Performance & Results Act of 1993 seeks to shift the focus of government perform. & accountability away from a preoccupation with activities to a focus on the results or outcome of those activities. This report provides summary information based on a review & evaluation of the FY 2000 performance plans of the 24 agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act. It summarizes the extent to which the agencies' plans include three key elements of informative perform. plans: (1) clear pictures of intended performance, (2) discussions of strategies & resources, & (3) credible perform. information. Discusses the major strengths & key weaknesses of FY 2000 performance plans.
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Tax administration IRS s Innocent Spouse Program performance improved balanced performance measures needed

According to some information management experts, customer comments,
surveys, and focus groups can provide valuable information for managers to
assess the ... initiatives to improve its ability to process innocent spouse cases
timely, accurately, and consistently. ... IRS's only performance measure for the
Innocent Spouse Program focuses on business results—that is, the number of
cases closed.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428945937

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The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence

Accordingly, BI should be a key tool for managing and improving performance
and profits—at just about any company ... between business strategies, core
business processes that drive performance, and the BI program or initiative •
Lack of ...

Author: Steve Williams

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080467768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence presents an A-to-Z approach for getting the most business intelligence (BI) from a company's data assets or data warehouse. BI is not just a technology or methodology, it is a powerful new management approach that – when done right – can deliver knowledge, efficiency, better decisions, and profit to almost any organization that uses it. When BI first came on the scene, it promised a lot but often failed to deliver. The missing element was the business-centric focus explained in this book. It shows how you can achieve the promise of BI by connecting it to your organization’s strategic goals, culture, and strengths while correcting your BI weaknesses. It provides a practical, process-oriented guide to achieve the full promise of BI; shows how world-class companies used BI to become leaders in their industries; helps senior business and IT executives understand the strategic impact of BI and how they can ensure a strong payoff from their BI investments; and identifies the most common mistakes organizations make in implementing BI. The book also includes a helpful glossary of BI terms; a BI readiness assessment for your organization; and Web links and extensive references for more information. A practical, process-oriented book that will help organizations realize the promise of BI Written by Nancy and Steve Williams, veteran consultants and instructors with hands-on, "in the trenches" experience in government and corporate business intelligence applications Will help senior business and IT executives understand the strategic impact of BI and how they can help ensure a strong payoff on BI investments
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Information Technology Strategy and Management Best Practices

IT must assist business in monitoring the service level performance of the
program, particularly the part that impacts ... monitored results, by both business
and IT to re-adapt the business environment to improve the business
performance such ...

Author: Chew, Eng K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048055

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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Describes the principles and methodologies for crafting and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy to provide businesses with value delivery.
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Getting Results

... improved project management, and focused contract administration. The
principal authors and editors of this book, Ann Costello and Gregory A. Garrett
are both highly respected and experienced industry business executives with
extensive ...

Author: Ann Costello

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 9780808018186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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This book focuses on what it takes to achieve great business results in the complex world of U.S. Federal Government contracts and projects. Specifically, the book addresses: the nature of the blended (multisector) workforce challenges and opportunities, the need for knowledge management throughout the acquisition life cycle, and the mandate to provide effective program/project management in an environment of performance-based acquisition. The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the six integrated disciplines of Performance-Based Project Management (PBPM), including: Cultural Transformation Strategic Linkage Governance Communications Risk Management Performance Management. Key topics include effective management of a multisector workforce; how to create and sustain a knowledge management culture; success with complex FAR programs and contracts. The book provides 100+ proven best practices, tools, techniques, and more than 12 case studies from both U.S. government agencies and industry. The book concludes with a brief discussion of the Future Acquisition Workforce and what it will take to get great results with on time delivery of quality products, services and integrated solutions at competitive pricing.
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks

The new framework for organizational performance will seek to balance customer
satisfaction , business results ... and implements performance measures to gauge
it efforts to reduce taxpayer burden through improved customer service .

Author: David M. Walker

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756700787

Category:

Page: 171

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Provides a list of open recommendations to help solve problems in areas GAO designated as major management challenges in its Jan. 1999 Performance and Accountability Report Series. It focuses on the areas that are most important to solving the problem (generally 10-12 per management challenge), and briefly summarizes the other recommendations. The report addresses the Depts. of Agriculture, Commerce, DoD, Education, Energy, HHS, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and VA; Agency for International Development; EPA; NASA.; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Social Security Admin.; and USPS. Includes dozens of tables.
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International Journal of Business Performance Management

Figure 7 Traffic light report CONSYS Programme Name :Profitable Growth 1999
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME Q.C. Sponsor : - J. McLaughlan / W. Harrison
Project Leader : - A. Matheson / M . Clark Key Events 97 98 98 98 98 99 ID Task ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000112077684

Category: Industrial management

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