Summary of Project Portfolio Management

Leading the Corporate Vision

Palgrave Macmillan,
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Project Portfolio Management book summary
Portfolio management is not just a fancy theory – it’s a practical way to maximize the value of your projects.


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Authors Shan Rajegopal, Philip McGuin and James Waller know what they are talking about and share solid information on project management, but their book reflects their roots as consultants who eschew simple language in favor of buzzwords. In one colorful example, they write: “PPM is a paradigm shift in thinking, its successful implementation driven from the top down, spearheaded by executive and senior management sponsorship and responsibility.” Aside from the dense prose, the book illuminates the importance of using project management as a strategic tool, and then it tells you how to do it. It can help make your organization more nimble and responsive, and it gives special, useful attention to software considerations. getAbstract recommends this detailed work on a subject that is crucial to contemporary organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to integrate projects into a portfolio to support your organization’s strategic objectives;
  • How to use projects to manage change; and
  • What to consider when selecting software to manage your project portfolio.


Gearing Up for a Major Project
Executives are realizing that the secret to remaining competitive and becoming more profitable is simple: projects. If you plan and execute projects well, your organization can adjust nimbly to market changes, new competitors and the evolution of technology...
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About the Authors

Consultant Shan Rajegopal helps organizations assess their project portfolios. Philip McGuin is e-business and product marketing manager at a major consulting firm and a former corporate project manager. James Waller heads marketing at a business consultancy specializing in project portfolio management.

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