How to Manage Complex Programs

High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams
Author(s): Tom Kendrick
Original Publish Date: May 25, 2016
Product Number: EB00723700
Released: Apr 15, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780814436936
Publisher: AMACOM
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Projects require managers, but programs warrant maestros. Tasked with overseeing multiple project teams and thousands of activities, program managers have one of the most challenging jobs in the market. Too many overburdened managers are leaving otherwise great jobs, even the field entirely, because they haven't equipped themselves with the right tools in hand to take on this complex but fulfilling job.In order to see a program successfully through to completion, a program manager must break the work down into simpler, smaller pieces and organize it into interdependent tasks. The strategies in How to Manage Complex Programs will help them do just that, no matter what the project. Complete with diagrams, graphs, and real-life examples, this all-encompassing guide book explains the ins and outs of program management and provides concrete and effective techniques for structuring deliverables, workflow, and staffing. Readers will 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 the most rewarding jobs always are. Don't let yourself become overburdened and tempted to leave a field in high demand of hard workers such as yourself. These proven strategies are the key to finding both relief and success!