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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:

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.





Business leaders are in the heat of competitive battles.  To win, they must develop their new products and services in a  fast, repeatable and integrated fashion.  PROGRAM MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED BUSINESS RESULTS provides professionals with a fundamental knowledge of the program management discipline and how to implement it to manage a organization’s development efforts.

A holistic view of the program management discipline is presented.  This includes describing program management as a critical business function (the business level) can be used to gain competitive advantage, as well as describing how a program should be managed (the program level) to product maximum business results.  Both the business level and the program level elements covered in the book are based upon real practices by real people in real companies.  The concepts presented have been developed through the authors’ extensive experience as program managers and managers of program management departments across multiple industries, assessing industry best practices and benchmarking activities and interviews with industry representatives at all levels of the organization.


How does one effectively lead global, highly distributed teams to achieve the improved business results needed to compete in today’s very competitive market?  The book,  LEADING GLOBAL PROJECT TEAMS:  THE NEW LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE anwers this question and more.  In short, it is not the work of just one leader that delivers business results, but of many working as a collective, collaborative team that happens to  be separated by distance, time, and culture.  We address this leadership challenge by focusing on the responsibilities of the collective team, from senior managers to the individual contributors that make up the global project teams.