Title:Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management
Author:Craig Letavec
Category:Benefits Realization
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"Strategic Benefits Realization never loses focus on the ultimate goal of any organization—to achieve business benefits that endure. Craig Letavec’s common sense approach and practical guidance can be applied throughout the entire benefits realization life cycle to ensure true business value from project investments. Business and project professionals can apply the author’s business-focused techniques immediately—a must read in today’s highly competitive global marketplace."
—Marc Resch, President, Resch Group, and best-selling author

This desk reference offers practical guidance for program managers, portfolio managers, and business leaders in the implementation of benefits realization management in organizations. Aligned with global standards, this book extends the knowledge contained in these standards through practical implementation guidance, examples, and additional detail created to assist organizations in implementing benefits realization management as a business practice to support the achievement of strategic business benefits.

It also addresses important considerations in organizational change management, providing insights on leveraging key principles to guide successful implementation of the business change required to realize benefits through project and program work. Leveraging benefits realization management at the business portfolio level is covered as well. This book is ideal for organizations beginning to implement benefits realization management and those that wish to mature existing practices. Strategic Benefits Realization provides a practical approach to implementing benefits realization management in organizations that is aligned to PMI’s Standard for Program Management and other global standards, and is presented in the context of program and portfolio management. The guidance offered supports effective governance and execution management to deliver business value.

Key Features

• Provides guidance for organizations seeking to implement benefits realization management principles within both project and program management environments

• Describes the complete benefits realization life cycle from initial business case development and benefits identification through transition and preparation for sustaining benefits

• Reviews organizational change management principles and supplies practical guidance for leading business change

• Details critical benefits realization management roles and offers advice for selecting key leaders

• Focuses on the establishment of key performance indicators and measurement systems to quantitatively manage benefits realization

• Explains the role of governance in benefits realization management and provides guidance for program management offices and governance bodies for effectively supporting benefits realization management in organizations

• Includes a focus on the application of benefits realization management at the portfolio level

• Aligned with global program management standards including the Project Management Institute’s Standard for Program Management

• WAV offers downloadable sample tools and templates to support implementation — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

About the Author
Craig Letavec, PMP, PgMP, is an internationally recognized expert in program management and program management offices. His professional experience includes leading large-scale business change programs with a focus on business benefits realization, implementing program management offices, and leading efforts to mature project, program, and portfolio management practices in organizations. As a published author, Craig’s works include The Program Management Office: Establishing, Managing, and Growing the Value of a PMO and The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook. Craig is a noted speaker and the founder and past conference chair of the PMO Symposium. He holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management from George Washington University.
Publisher:J. Ross Publishing, Inc.
Date Published:February 2014
PMI Product ID:00101562301
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