Transforming Business with Program Management: Integrating Strategy, People, Process, Technology, Structure and Measurement

  • 3h 15m
  • Satish P. Subramanian
  • CRC Press
  • 2015
  • Provides proven customizable frameworks and numerous templates that can be quickly leveraged to lead complex programs to success
  • Discusses the holistic program management approach adopted by organizations to execute successful strategies that improve their competitive positioning
  • Provides expert advice to organizations on establishing a program management center of excellence that delivers and sustains the intended outcomes of business transformation
  • Defines the key techniques that need to be part of any program management toolkit
  • Presents case studies from multiple industry sectors to illustrate program management best practices and lessons learned

Organizations need to constantly innovate and improve products and services to maintain a strong competitive position in the market place. The vehicle used by organizations for such constant reinvention is a business transformation program. This book illustrates a tested program management roadmap along with the supporting comprehensive frameworks to successfully execute business transformation programs, formulated strategies, and strategic initiatives. It outlines the steps to successfully transform any business and deliver tangible business outcomes.

This breakthrough work establishes the linkage between strategy formulation and strategy execution through the program management discipline. It depicts how program management integrates strategy, people, process, technology, structure, and measurement on cross-functional initiatives. The author details the processes, techniques, and tools that a program management team can customize and easily implement on any type of strategic initiative within the private or public sector environment to deliver and sustain the expected business outcomes and benefits.

This book discusses the ten mandatory steps (or roadmap) needed to lead complex, business transformation programs to success. It showcases program management best practices and lessons learned though real-world case studies spanning different industry sectors and functional domains. Transforming Business with Program Management will equip executives, general managers, and program managers with the core skills necessary to effectively plan and implement business transformation strategies that drive sweeping business change and innovation.

About the Author

Satish P. Subramanian is a Principal at M Squared Consulting, which is a SolomonEdwards company. His 25 plus years of management and technology consulting leadership experience has resulted in tangible value creation for F500 and global companies in the health care, financial services, high tech, and manufacturing industry sectors. He has advised companies on their business transformation initiatives, guided them on operational optimization, driven strategic change to realize vision, executed strategic programs, and delivered sustainable results. He has built the business transformation and program management capabilities of organizations.

Satish has held executive-level positions at Ernst & Young, Infosys, Point B, and Cambridge Technology Partners. He developed his deep expertise through his hands-on consulting engagements, line role at a South Asian manufacturing conglomerate, and thought leadership in the form of authoring, speaking, and training. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Global Knowledge, a global company providing learning solutions and training services to companies. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MBA (Sales and Marketing) from the University of Mumbai and an MBA (Management Information Systems) from California Lutheran University. He is Program Management and Project Management certified by the Project Management Institute and Change Management certified by Prosci. He invites you to share your thoughts on his book.

In this Book

  • Executive Overview
  • Success Starts Upfront: Describe the Problem Accurately
  • Articulate the Program Vision and Objectives
  • Secure Cross Functional Executive Sponsorship
  • Develop and Implement a Governance Model
  • Define Success, Outcomes, and Key Value Indicators
  • Invest in Planning and Creating an Integrated Approach
  • Drive Strong Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Provide Leadership Across All Levels
  • Monitor Aggressively and Have Contingencies
  • Create and Implement an Operations Transition Plan
  • Executive Summary


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