Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach


pmwj38-Sep2015-Awolesi-BOOKBook Title: Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach
Author: Ginger Levin and John Wyzalek
Publisher: CRC Press
List Price:   $69.95
Format: Print/eBook
Publication Date:   20140829      
ISBN: 13-978-1-4822-5104
Reviewer:     Chinwe Fran Awolesi
Review Date: July 2015



Portfolio Management: A strategic Approach provides a practical and comprehensive compilation of the expertise of Portfolio Management for Project, Program, Portfolio and Operation managers and executives of organizations of any size. It documents standards promoted by professional bodies (PMI, MoP) and accredited individuals as well as tested strategies that has evolved from the growth and use of Portfolio Management by highly experienced professionals from around the world – Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia.

It is a reference manual for Portfolio, Program and Project Management professionals, as well as team members wanting to understand why and how governance decisions are made in prioritizing and selecting work that provides the best justification for the use of organizations scarce resources for sustainable benefits. It provides guidelines, examples and techniques in an easy to read, understand and implement manner that is applicable to every day need of managing a Portfolio of projects.

It covers the 5 domains of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) in its entirety.

Overview of Book’s Structure

After the engaging preface, the book introduces the editors, followed by the contributors, providing detailed bios with their work experience, education and profession in PPM.

Each of the 18 chapters of the book covers independent subjects that can be studied and referenced on its own. The chapters end with a concise summary of the concept and additional references where applicable.


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About the Reviewer

pmwj38-Sep2015-Awolesi-PHOTOChinwe Fran Awolesi




Chinwe Awolesi
is a value driven Projects/Program/Portfolio management professional with 20+ years of IT software development and implementation experience in Financial Services and IT Software development organizations. She is focused on building and nurturing business relationships that foster organizational growth and sustainability by ensuring that stakeholders’ requirements are managed and delivered to achieve strategic objectives.

Chinwe Fran Awolesi holds an MBA degree and Post Graduate certificate in Project Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science. She is a Certified PMP and ITIL Expert.

Her scope of Project Management delivery covers new technologies development, IT operations support, banking and channels applications implementation and continuous process improvements.

Chinwe can be contacted at [email protected]


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