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- vii, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- 1. Introduction. What is programme management? Definitions of programme management. Types of projects. What is the net benefit of programme management and who gets it? -- 2. Managing the programme. Programme definition. Structured diagrams, WBS, PBS, and OBS. Multi-project planning problems. Budgets, cost control and things financial. Project-management tools in the programme-management environment -- 3. The Storwyncyxkycs: an everyday tale of programme-management folk -- 4. Matrix-management formulae. Types of matrices. Matrix-inspired issues. Roles within the matrix organization -- 5. Extra baggage. Methodologies: PRINCE, PROMPT, PRIDE. Quality and BS EN ISO 9000. Good luck with your projects -- Appendix 1. Automated assists -- Appendix 2. Contacts for more information.Includes bibliographical references (p. -257) and index.Programme Management Demystified offers clear, practical guidance in a lively and approachable manner for managers and consultants in a wide range of industries on how to manage multiple projects.They say that project management is like juggling three balls - time, cost and quality. Programme management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling-three balls and swapping balls from time to time. A large part of programme management is the management of simultaneous projects. From engineering to information technology, public utilities to banks, in government and industry, companies find themselves trying to achieve many projects with few resource. Also known as multi-project management, it is more demanding than project management. Drawing on a wide range of case histories and examples, Geoff Reiss tackles organizational issues, cost control, planning problems and matrix management formulae as well as the multi-project conflicts that often arise. This book will provide the perfect companion to his successful book Project Management Demystified.