March 2017 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - How to Manage Complex Programs
Closing Q&A webinar for March 2017 Book Club on How to Manage Complex Programs; High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams by Tom Kendrick
About the Book:
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.
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