Pat Durbin and Terry Doerscher (both from Planview) have developed a guide for managing change within the modern portfolio management that provides organizations of all types and sizes a way to effectively manage changes impacting all areas of the organization.
The book covers concepts like adapting to change:
“If you look at every change as a single, isolated event that threatens your survival, the people in your organization might respond like five-year-olds on the soccer field, “buzzing” around the ball like a swarm of bees. Using portfolio management, you will be able to see individual changes from a broader perspective and respond with fluid adjustments to your game plan. Once you understand that change is the nature of the game, it becomes a strategic tool.”
To operational planning concepts:
“A formal operational planning process establishes a methodical, consistent planning approach at the highest levels of the organization, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.”
To operational planning process:
“Successful organizations are not only open to new ideas; they also make a formal commitment to an effective and sustainable idea nurturing process.”
They also cover:
- Implementing portfolio management
- Managing work intake
- Leveraging technology to help run your portfolio
- … and many other portfolio topics
I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to understand how portfolio management can be integrated into a program for effective project control.