Enterprise Portfolio Governance: How Organisations Optimise Value From Their Project Portfolios by Michael KnappEnterprise Portfolio Governance: How Organisations Optimise Value From Their Project Portfolios by Michael Knapp

Enterprise Portfolio Governance: How Organisations Optimise Value From Their Project Portfolios

byMichael Knapp

Hardcover | July 5, 2018

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This book argues that the appropriate application of the principles and practices of corporate governance to organisational portfolio, program, and projects ('3P') governance brings about highly engaged, knowledgeable, and effective governance practices, which in turn substantially improves business case success.

The book addresses all three layers of portfolio, program, and project within an integrated governance framework, and it answers the fundamental questions everyone involved in 3P governance must address:

  • What governance structures (processes, functions, roles, responsibilities) need to be in place to ensure optimal portfolio investment outcomes?
  • How do I know our portfolios, as structured, will deliver expected benefits and value?
  • What should senior management be doing, acting in their portfolio governance roles, to deliver great portfolio outcomes?

The book introduces and describes a number of important frameworks and models, designed not just for their practical application, but also to be easily comprehended by senior executives not comfortable with traditional 'project speak'.


Michael Knapp has over 40 years' experience as a portfolio, program, and project ('3P') governance consultant; IT professional; project and program manager; trainer; presenter; and educator. He gained his doctorate in project governance dynamics at the University of Sydney. Michael specialises in implementing excellent practices in por...
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Title:Enterprise Portfolio Governance: How Organisations Optimise Value From Their Project PortfoliosFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:475 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inPublished:July 5, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811078378

ISBN - 13:9789811078378

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Table of Contents

Part A: Why Governance is Critical To 3P Outcomes.- Chapter 1: Why Governance Matters.- Chapter 2: Governance and Organisation Project Maturity.- Chapter 3: What is 3P Governance?.- Chapter 4: What We Can Learn From Corporate Governance.- Chapter 5: Governance as 'Leadership in Action': Behaviours That Shape Project Outcomes.- Part B: 3P Governance Frameworks.- Chapter 6: Integrating 3P Governance with Corporate Governance.- Chapter 7: Portfolio Governance Framework.- Chapter 8: Program Governance Framework.- Chapter 9: Project Governance Framework.- Part C: Implementing Good Governance Practices.- Chapter 10: Designing a Governance Improvement Program.- Chapter 11: Rolling Out the Program: Start at the Top.- Chapter 12: Measuring and Communicating Success and Continual Improvement.