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Business Driven Project Portfolio Management

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management, by Mark Price Perry

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management - Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success

By Mark Price Perry
Hardcover, 6x9, 300 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-053-2
Published by J. Ross Publishing, May 2011
Retail Price $64.95
Purchase now at J. Ross Publishing $59.95
Read the Reviews | About the Book | Key Features | Table of Contents | About the Author

Read The Reviews

“This book provides practical advice and education for everyone from the CEO to the PMO analyst. It is an excellent resource for businesses wanting to implement portfolio management the right way, avoid pitfalls and ramp up with speed; a project portfolio management must read!” - Francine Samaras Hyde, Vice President, Enterprise PMO, USAble Life

"Business Driven Project Portfolio Management is a well structured up-to-date 'must read' with ready-to-use tool kits! Perry provides a straight forward and highly valuable in-depth analysis of the top PPM pitfalls from a business perspective for executives and PMO managers wishing to maintain or create a successful PMO." - Ole Holleufer, PMO Manager, Tryg

About The Book

This book seeks to fill this void in the current literature by offering insights, techniques, and examples to ensure a successful and business-driven project portfolio management organization. It boldly challenges some of the traditional project management thinking and institutions. It introduces and positions in a PPM context some of the leading thinking about management systems and the emergence of complex adaptive systems as an alternative to plan-driven scientific management which lies at the heart of the project management community vs. agile community hostilities. And in addition to a presentment of the top ten risks that threaten PPM success, this book features the thought, market, and product leadership of the leading providers of project portfolio management solutions by way of end of chapter “Showcase” pieces.

Most PMO books are written by academics, trainers and consultants from the PM community and present academic or theoretical approaches and models that too often fail. The more sophisticated books tend to be limited in application to the larger or more advanced project management organizations. This unique reference presents new material not available in other books that is applicable to PMOs of all shapes and sizes. It challenges and calls into question various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO citing examples and explaining when and why such academic and theoretical approaches are wrong.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management – Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten PPM Success was written by and with over a dozen contributing authors from the PPM provider community, veteran executives who are responsible for the successful marketing, sales, implementation, support, and customer satisfaction with PPM products and services. The ten chapters of this book and PPM provider showcase pieces present the risks that every organization implementing project portfolio management will face and the practical tips, techniques, and approaches for overcoming those risks.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management – Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten PPM Success offers executives, managers, and all those involved in project portfolio management the information that they must know in order to secure a mandate for and successfully implement project portfolio management. In a few hours reading you will gain insights from the author’s and contributor’s decades of PPM related experience. For those seeking to commence project portfolio management, this book will enable you to immediately address the risks that threaten success, ensure an effective and healthy dialog in your organization, and spare you countless PPM execution difficulties and organizational frustration.

Key Features

  • Presents actionable tools, techniques and solutions to the top 10 PPM risks and execution difficulties that most organizations and program management offices (PMOs) face
  • Includes real case examples that organizations and PMOs of all shapes and sizes seeking to effectively management project portfolios will find beneficial
  • Shares insightful and practical advice from executives of leading PPM providers, coupled with the wisdom of highly experienced operational executives who manage PMOs, use PPM applications, and are responsible for PPM success

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: PPM Risk #1 - Shared Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives
Chapter 2: PPM Risk #2 - Executive Level Support
Chapter 3: PPM Risk #3 - Functional Champion
Chapter 4: PPM Risk #4 - Big Bang vs. Incremental Adoption
Chapter 5: PPM Risk #5 - The Effects of Changing Processes and Measures
Chapter 6: PPM Risk #6 - Timeframe for Analysis and Decision Making
Chapter 7: PPM Risk #7 - Quantifying Business Value
Chapter 8: PPM Risk #8 - Ensuring Data Integrity
Chapter 9: PPM Risk #9 - Tooling and Architecture
Chapter 10: PPM Risk #10 - Sustaining Value

About The Author

Mark Price Perry Mark Price Perry founded BOT International, a boutique project management firm, in 1999 and has become a widely recognized expert in PMO setup at BOT International where he has led over twenty Japan/China market entry engagements and has implemented Processes On Demand in over 100 PMOs in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

Largely as a result of years of experience in PMO setup work with companies and organizations of all sizes and with talented project management practitioners of all disciplines, Mr. Perry is a subject matter expert in the practical application of project portfolio management (PPM) applications, collaboration platforms, and PMO content assets.

Mr. Perry is also the author of Business Driven PMO Setup - Practical Insights, Techniques and Case Examples for Ensuring Success (2009) and Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World (2013). Mr. Perry is also the host of “The PMO Podcast”, the leading podcast for PMOs of all shapes and sizes with over 270 podcast episodes to date.

Prior to founding BOT International, Mr. Perry had a 17 year career with IBM including positions as the IBM AS/400 Division Telecommunications Industry Manager based in New York, the IBM Asia Pacific AS/400 Channels Manager based in Tokyo, and the IBM Asia Pacific AS/400 General Manager for Southeast Asia and South Asia based in Singapore. Following IBM, Mr. Perry was the Vice President and Managing Director of Singapore based Saville Systems Asia Pacific, a leading provider of billing and customer care solutions, and Vice President of Hong Kong based Entrust Greater China, a leading provider of identity management and digital security solutions.

PMO Workshops And Seminars By The Author

PMO Workshops and Seminars by the author (PMO Workshops and Seminars by Mark Price Perry) on Business Driven Project Portfolio Management using this book, as well as other speaking engagements and inquiries about setting up a PMO are available by contacting BOT International at or toll-free at 1-407-366-6547 or by contacting the author directly at

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