How to Manage Complex Programs

High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams

 How to Manage Complex Programs

Author: Tom Kendrick, PMP
Pub Date: May 2016
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436929
Page Count: 336
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436936

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Overview

Projects require managers. Programs require maestros.

Program manager—it’s one of the most challenging jobs you can have. Overseeing and coordinating multiple project teams and thousands of activities may seem a Herculean task, but it’s easier with the right tools in hand.

Successful program management begins with a good command of project management processes, but these are never sufficient. Once a program exceeds a certain scale, project processes become unwieldy. To see a program successfully through to completion, you must break the work down into simpler, smaller pieces and organize it into interdependent tasks.

Complete with diagrams, graphs, and real-life examples, How to Manage Complex Programs explains the ins and outs of program management and provides concrete and effective techniques for structuring deliverables, workflow, and staffing. You’ll learn to:

Decompose complex deliverables into manageable chunks • Develop coherent plans for component projects • Handle cross-project dependencies • Organize program staff and project leaders into a high-performing team • And more

Yes, program management is challenging. But with these proven strategies, it can also be highly rewarding—for you and for your organization.

About the Author

TOM KENDRICK, PMP, has nearly 40 years’ experience practicing and teaching project and program management, including senior positions with Hewlett-Packard and Visa. He is the author of Identifying and Managing Project Risk and other popular titles.

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