Titel: Right Projects Done Right: From Business Strategy to Successful Project Implementation
Autor/en: Paul C. Dinsmore, Terence J. Cooke-Davies
Oktober 2005 - gebunden - 303 Seiten
"Business strategists and project managers may appear to come from different worlds, yet they have strongly shared objectives. Their functions are highly complementary, since business strategists aim at medium- and long-term survival and prosperity, whereas the project teams zero in on completing short-term projects in pursuit of the organization's declared goals. To make that happen, people have to be aligned behind the business strategy--they have to know what it is, believe in it, and be motivated to contribute to its fulfillment. Specifically, the players need to be charged up about completing the projects that make up the portfolio, since that is ultimately what make the strategy come true. The key to successful project portfolio management is overall alignment. First, the portfolio has to be aligned with the business strategy and with available resources. Then the projects have to be aligned with each other and within the organizational structure. A distinction is drawn between project and processes, both of which are important. Projects are generally associated with future capability of the organization, yet project management is also applicable in situations requiring continuous improvement (enhanced capability). Present capability is the task of ongoing processes, but future potential depends on the right combination of the right projects done right." 3/4From the Introduction
Preface. Acknowledgments. The Authors and Contributors. 1. Introduction: The Right Combination of the Right Projects Done Right. Part One: How to Manage Multiple Projects Successfully Throughout the Enterprise. 2. Organizational Project Success. 3. Factors Critical to Achieving Organizational Project Success. 4. Some Ways to Achieve Organizational Project Success. 5. The Management of Multiple Projects: Three Success Stories. Part Two: How to Make Sure Each Project Is the Right Project. 6. The Project Sponsor. 7. Selecting and Defining the Right Project. 8. Aligning Projects with Strategy. 9. Managing Benefits. 10. Project Governance and the Critical Role of the Sponsor. 11. Organizational Change Projects and the Leadership Role of the Sponsor. 12. Successful Sponsorship: Two Case Studies. Part Three: How to Make Sure Each Project Is Done Right. 13. What Does It Take to Do the Project Right? 14. Stakeholders and the Complexity of the Human Dimension. 15. Doing It Differently: Variations in Project Management Practice in Different Industries. 16. Doing It Right: Development of a State-of-the-Art Methodology. Notes. Glossary. Index. For Further Information.
Paul C. Dinsmore is an internationally renowned consultant, and Fellow and Project Management Professional of the Project Management Institute. A prolific writer, he is author and coauthor of numerous books, including Creating the Project Office from Jossey-Bass.
Terence J. Cooke-Davies is founder of Human Systems a company that creates and supports a global network of international organizations that work together to improve corporate performance through projects. He is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and the Chartered Institute of Management.