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Organizational Project Management: Linking Strategy and Concepts

PM World Book Review

pmwj15-oct2013-hudson-BOOK IMAGEBook Title:  Organizational Project Management: Linking Strategy and Concepts
Author:  Rosemary Hossenlopp, PMP, editor
Publisher:  Management Concepts
List Price:  $36.00    Format:  soft cover; 193 pages
Publication Date:  2010      ISBN: 978-1-56726-282-7
Reviewer:  Clinton Hudson, PMP, MBA
Review Date:            August 2013

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Introduction to the Book

Do you want to ensure that your projects are delivering real business value? Have you ever wondered how your project fit into the bigger picture for your organization? Have you ever wanted guidance on how you should interact with executive management when reviewing project status and success?  Well Organizational Project Management tackles these questions and others as it brings together several different perspectives on how to link strategy and projects.

Overview of Book’s Structure

One item that should catch your attention as you gaze at the cover is that Rosemary Hossenlopp is listed as the editor of the book and is not listed as the sole author.  The book is actually a collection of articles, each written by a different author, and each covers a different aspect of relating corporate strategy and projects.  Since each article is a self-contained topic, a recounting of each chapter topic is warranted when providing an overview of the book’s structure.  The chapter topics are as follows:

  1. OPM: Delivering Business Results from Enterprise Strategy
  2. Organizational Alignment: The Intersection of Strategy and Project Work
  3. How to Align Project Work with Strategic Vision
  4. Proven Business-Leader Actions for Project Success
  5. Executive Imperatives: The Role of Project Sponsorship in Organizational Success
  6. Successful Business Transformation
  7. The Effect of Culture on Projects
  8. Performing Assessments that Dramatically Improve Business Results
  9. OPM Practices: The Turnaround of Indian Railways

10. Sustainable Success: Leaders Who Transform

While each article is a self-contained topic, each is written in the same style.  Each article begins with the significant topics to be discussed, covers these topics in some detail, and then highlights the salient points once again in closing. 

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About the Reviewer

flag-usapmwj15-oct2013-hudson-AUTHOR IMAGE 150X145Clinton Hudson

Frisco, Texas, USA

Clinton Hudson, MBA, PMP, serves as the Director of Program Management for Interface Security Systems (ISS).  His current program focus is the development, configuration, and deployment of several Microsoft Dynamics CRM projects. The software development team at ISS employs the Agile development methodology and Clint is an active participant in the Agile process.  Clint also has significant experience in enterprise-wide hardware and software deployments for internal and external customers as well as a strong background in account management.  Clint’s accounts have included several Fortune 500 companies.

Clint lives in Frisco, TX with his wife and three children and is an active member of the PMI Dallas Chapter.  In his spare time Clint enjoys participating in road races ranging from 5Ks to half marathons.    

Editor’s note:  This book review was the result of cooperation between the publisher, PM World Inc and the Dallas Chapter of the Project Management Institute (www.pmidallas.org). Publishers provide books to PM World, books are delivered to the PMI Dallas Chapter where they are given to chapter members who commit to providing a book review in a standard format; the reviews are published in the PM World Journal and PM World Library.  Since PMI Dallas Chapter members are generally mid-career professionals, they represent the intended audience for most PM books.  If you are an author or publisher of a book related to program or project management and would like the book reviewed through this program, please contact [email protected].