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"[This book is] a strong pick for any business interested in organizing and prioritizing projects. It shows how to tie work to an organization’s mission, get a better view of workflow options and priority scheduling, and make decisions based on better portfolio management. Any business library needs this."
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"Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects" is Johanna Rothman's third book. Her first two, "Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management" and "Manage It: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management" are real gems and won prices for their quality and usefulness. I do not hesitate to say that "Manage It" is one of the best books around for giving practical advice to project managers. Her last book, as her two others, is full of real life examples and little case studies that supports the principles, concepts and techniques offered. "Manage Your Project Portfolio" is really a very complete "How-to" book on how to set up and manage your project portfolio.Read more ›
Managing multiple projects is hard.
Yet this is the state most companies find them in. They've had success with agile at the individual project level, and now they are looking guidance on how to manage and track multiple agile projects in one complete portfolio.
Fortunately for us, Johanna Rothman gives us some valuable advice on exactly how to do that in Manage Your Project Portfolio - Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects.
Chalked full of great war stories and advice, Manage Your Project Portfolio shows you how to:
* Create a portfolio for your projects.
* How to rank, prioritize, and evaluate which ones you should be doing.
* How to socialize and collaborate on what you are delivering.
* As well has how to iterate and make decisions at the portfolio level (instead of always down at the project level).
I really like some of the sidebars and stories Johanna has collected. Johanna reminds us that:
Two part time people do not make one full-time equivalent.
Sometimes killing a project is the best thing you can do.
And my personal favorite - fund projects incrementally instead of all at once.
If you are looking for advice around what to measure when tracking your projects, how to come up with an actionable mission statement, or just how to effectively communicate the state of your portfolio ask Santa for a copy of Manage Your Project Portfolio. It could be exactly what your company is looking for going into the New Year.
The main topic of this book is agile project management--how to collect, sort, rank, and execute lots of projects given limited time, scope, and manpower. While the ideas (like all agile ideas) are inherently simple and straightforward, agile project management is far from the norm in most organizations. This book analyzes project management from the ground up, starting off with the basics, and working up to the most intricate details and scenarios--all practical and useful.
**If you're trying to decide whether or not to purchase this book:** Buy. It. Now. This book is extremely well written, and packed with useful information that will help you (no matter what level of organization you're at) manage your projects more effectively, and greatly increase your overall project completion rate. As a technical lead myself, I found this information incredibly valuable. Don't wait! Get it :)
On to my full review! Below is the layout of the book, hopefully this gives you some idea of the content inside:
- Meet Your Project Portfolio
- See Your Future
- Create the First Draft of Your Portfolio
- Evaluate Your Projects
- Rank the Portfolio
- Collaborate on the Portfolio
- Iterate on the Portfolio
- Make Portfolio Decisions
- Evolve Your Portfolio
- Measure the Essentials
- Define Your Mission
- Start Somewhere ...Read more ›
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I was very disappointed with this book. It is focused on the IT field so if you belong to other industries it may be of low value. Read morePublished 4 months ago by anonymous
Good ideas for managing the portfolio, especially for organizations that follow an Agile delivery method. A bit repetitious, but the points are sound.Published 6 months ago by Andre E Hulet
The book doesn't only tell how to manage your portfolio, it gives some hints to handle problems that portfolio managers face in daily basis, too. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tugba Alparslan
Like many presentations I've seen on agile portfolio management, this book doesn't really explain how to scale its concepts to large organizations that, in many cases, have... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book because it was part of the reading list of a module for a MSc in Project management. Read morePublished 21 months ago by giorgio bellinger
Well written. Great examples. Blends agile, lean, and pragmatism into a workable philosophy no matter whether you are starting out or are just looking to fine tune a working... Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by John D. Busteed
Very good book. For project managers, a must. Well written and easy to understand. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to manage a portfolio of projects.Published on April 11, 2014 by CARLOS RUEDA
First off this is a short book. You can read it in an airplane ride. It's good that it's short because you'll want to read this book over and over. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Chuck
While the starting point for this book is a confidence that agile practices really help teams deliver better applications better - the other terminus is an understanding of how... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer