Quality Assurance and Project Management

Sep 23 2013   11:01PM GMT

Book Review: Enterprise Project Governance: An Excellent Guide To Project Success

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization by Paul C Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha

This excellent book Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization by Paul C Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha was released in 2012 that covers all major guidelines for handling large sized enterprise project. It also covers bottlenecks encountered during such project and how to mitigate those risks. Overall it contains 13 chapters taking you to a high maturity level step by step in management of governance of enterprise projects with least possibility of succumbing to failures. The journey starts with an elaborative but crisp introduction to enterprise project governance. It further delves down into the crux of governance of enterprise projects and how do you strategize it to make it a grand success. Next it takes to the risks involved in enterprise projects and how to mitigate the risk of uncertainty arising out of those risks. Portfolio management itself is a big thing in enterprise project and it is important to learn mapping of right portfolio with corresponding project.

Practicality of life begins in a project when you start making your strategies formed in the earlier stage into realities and thus start bundle of problems with that. There would be some pre conceived and anticipated problems but usually there are a separate set of problems that occur unalarmed and with no pre-notions. For that there needs to be a structured organization for managing projects along with appropriate management of stakeholders. It is also necessary to understand the role of the sponsor in enterprise projects. You get an insight on controlling and managing performance in order to avoid a situation where you start compromising with timelines, financials and/or the quality of deliverables/ milestones. There is a separate chapter exclusively covering very large sized project termed as mega projects. The same chapter also covers joint ventures and alliances engaged in enterprise project governance.

The last chapter covers challenges and roadblocks having a possible occurrence in all aspects and how to manage these challenges and roadblocks. Overall Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization by Paul C Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha is a must read book for all project managers and stakeholders involved in Enterprise Project Governance. 271 pages of journey will end up with Sarbanes-Oxley Compliant Projects, notes and sources, glossary and abbreviations & acronyms thereby making your overall journey well enriched with various learning insights.

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