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by Russ J. Martinelli,Tim J. Rahschulte,James M. Waddell

Program Management for Improved Business Results download ebook
ISBN:
111862792X
ISBN13:
978-1118627921
Author:
Russ J. Martinelli,Tim J. Rahschulte,James M. Waddell
Publisher:
Wiley; 2 edition (July 21, 2014)
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408 pages
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RUSS J. MARTINELLI has served as a senior program manager at Intel and Lockheed Martin.

RUSS J. He is co-founder of the Program Management Academy. He has used his expertise to help organizations in a variety of industries including medical, software, energy, transportation, high-tech, and aerospace. JAMES M. WADDELL is a former director of program management in the high-tech industry and co-founder of the Program Management Academy. He consults in the areas of program management and mergers and acquisitions

For professionals seeking improved program outcomes, Program Management for Improved Business Results . TIM J. RAHSCHULTE is an associate professor in George Fox University’s College of Business and is executive director at the Program Management Academy.

For professionals seeking improved program outcomes, Program Management for Improved Business Results is a roadmap to exceptional management skills. He has over 20 years of professional management experience, focused on leading organizational change and talent management. He consults in the areas of program management and mergers and acquisitions.

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

Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed. Much of the literature that existed at that time consistently confused program management with project, portfolio, or operations management.

metrics for program management. The metrics help focus attention on business results and serve as the critical success factors in programs and projects.

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Reviews:
  • Nagis
A book that has been published right on time. It spells out Program Management very well, along with excellent examples, case studies and identifies best practices that are much needed in many industries to understand how to move from project management to program and portfolio management that results in business value and benefit.
...and the timing could not be better when President Obama has just signed the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act which reflects the importance of program management.
This book is being used in support of university masters programs and is an excellent reference for a number of industries - which means that it is a book that will be improved and expanded based its international as well as domestic impact.
  • Sadaron above the Gods
Excellent
  • Akir
Good book
  • jorik
Well written and explained.
  • Uleran
Great updated version of this book. The previous version was used in my graduate program in Project and Program Management at Brandeis University. Highly Recommended.
  • felt boot
Lots of concepts, little explanation.
  • Eigeni
Very good and readable explaining program management. Highly recommend.
QUICK SUMMARY: Scholarly, well-researched book is like reading PMI' Project Management Journal articles. Lots of good stuff, but it's more fun to read PMI's PM Network articles instead.

BACKGROUND: I do IT project management for a living. I work on both independent IT projects and projects that are part of a larger program. I work outside of my organization's PMO, but in collaboration with them. We run only a few programs here, most project are independents.

WHAT I LIKED:

- Exhaustive treatment of program management
- The book aligns well with agile project management in Chapter 2 and elsewhere by upholding the creation of business value through integrated approach to development (over project hand-off or concurrent development approaches)
- The authors had a high view of PMI and their resources, sometimes even drawing from them
- Each chapter as a list of research sources that were used in the creation of each chapter
- Chapters often level-set the reader's comprehension by defining terms (for instance, in Chapter 8 - Program Metrics, the authors define the terms objective, success factor, metric, measurement and indicator, before using these terms)
- There are a lot of visual aids to help the reader

WHAT COULD BE BETTER:

- The black-and-white appearance of each page would be much improved using color-aided graphics and typeset
- The writing style is very scholarly like in PMI's Project Management Journal, which I find hard to read for long durations
- There were too infrequent case studies and when they were used, they were too brief, which keep the reader from getting immersed in a great storyline. That said, the appendix contains three well-described case studies in program management but they're set-off from the chapters when I wish, instead, they and others like them were part of the chapter content.
- In Chapter 7, Risk Management, the authors offer an unsatisfying method of calculating schedule buffer based upon the PERT 3-point estimate and PERT standard deviation; this method of calculating a schedule buffer with 95% confidence fosters Parkinson's Law (work expands to fill the time allowed for it) and doesn't account for the relative confidence estimators have in their most likely outcome. There are much better ways to approach scheduling and creating a schedule buffer (email me using my public profile for more information on this particular topic).

CONCLUSION: If you're the kind of person who reads PMI's Project Management Journal articles, then this would be a good book to read. If you avoid PMI's Project Management Journal, you'll likely have a hard time reading this book.