Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks That Threaten Success

  • 5h 38m
  • Mark Price Perry
  • J. Ross Publishing
  • 2011

Project portfolio management (PPM) is a term that is used to describe methods for analyzing and collectively managing groups of projects based on numerous factors and considerations. The fundamental objective of PPM is to determine the best projects to undertake in support of the goals, objectives, and strategies of the organization. Business Driven Project Portfolio Management covers the top 10 risks that threaten PPM success and offers practical alternatives to help ensure achievement of desired results. Written from a business perspective, it contains the executive insights, management strategy, tactics, processes and architecture needed for the successful implementation, ongoing management, and continual improvement of PPM in any organization.

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

About the Author

Mark Price Perry is a subject matter expert in the practical application of project portfolio management (PPM), collaboration platforms, and PMO content assets. Over the past 13 years, he has become a widely recognized expert in PMO setup as Senior Vice President of Operations at BOT International. Mark has been author of the BOT International PMO Tips of the Week column for the past 9 years, sharing experience-based practical insights as a service to thousands of project management professional subscribers. Mr. Perry is a distinguished contributor at, the leading online professional site for the project management community, and the author of the blog, PMO Setup T3 - Tips, Tools, and Techniques. Mark Perry is also the host of The PMO Podcast, the leading podcast for PMOs of all shapes and sizes, and a sought after speaker. In addition to formal project managers and members of PMOs, Mr. Perry has helped tens of thousands of informal and accidental project managers apply the knowledge and techniques of the PMBOK Guide. His previous title, Business Driven PMO Setup, has quickly become a best seller.

In this Book

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