Maximizing Project Value

Defining, Managing, and Measuring for Optimal Return

 Maximizing Project Value

Author: Jeff Berman
Pub Date: December 2006
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814473825
Page Count: 208
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814429785

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Table of Contents

"Acknowledgments

Introduction: Beyond ""on Time and on Budget""

The Speed2ValueTM Project Approach

Chapter 1 Defining the Project Business Case and Getting Buy-In from Top Management

Business Case Process Life Cycle

Step 1: Determining the Need for a Project

Step 2: Initiating the Project

Step 3: Making the Business Case

Business Case ""Influencers and Supporters""

Seven Principles for Developing a Winning Business Case

Step 4: Project Selection Techniques

Step 5: The Business Case Approval Process

Chapter 2 Executing a Project with a Business Value Mind Set

Defining Project Value Drivers

Project Key Performance Indicators

Chapter 3 Achieving Project Value Through Stakeholder Management

Change Management

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management as a Process

Stakeholder Communication

Chapter 4 Creating Organizational Alignment and Accountability

The Impact of Change

Accountability

Rewards and Incentives

Chapter 5 Establishing an Ongoing Project Performance Tracking Process

Reporting Mechanisms

Metrics Visibility

Correction Management

Chapter 6 Conclusion

Appendix A Project Business Case Exercises

Exercise A-1 Project Initiation Document

Exercise A-2 Initial Assessment

Exercise A-3 Risk Factors and Ratings

Exercise A-4 Resource Requirements

Exercise A-5 Total Project Cost Estimate

Exercise A-6 Financial Return

Appendix B Stakeholder Management Exercises

Exercise B-1 Sharing Your Experience with Change

Exercise B-2 Identifying Stakeholders

Exercise B-3 Assessing Stakeholders

Exercise B-4 Developing a Stakeholder Communication Plan

Exercise B-5 Establishing Stakeholder Accountability

Key Terms

Index"

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