Program Management Leadership


pmwj42-Jan2016-Depperschmidt-BOOKBook Title:   Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics
Author: Mark C. Boejeun, Ph.D.
Publisher:    CRC Press
Format & Price:   eBook: US$ 48.97; hard cover $69.95; 201 pages
Publication Date:    2013
ISBN: 978-1-4665-7710-7
Reviewer:     Mark W. Depperschmidt
Review Date: December 2015


Introduction to the Book

Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics focuses on two key points. The first is leadership and manage­ment plans to ensure that programs achieve the desired objectives. The second is the focus on teams and how to bring disparate people together to work toward the objectives of the team and the program manager’s vision.

This book describes both the research on leadership as well as the sit­uational factors that will require leaders to modify their style from one based on personal choice to one that can overcome the challenges faced from both individual team members as well as stakeholders and organiza­tional-cultural factors.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is organized in 4 sections addressing discovery, scope and defining business solutions; change control; project and architecture methodologies; and implementations. Each section includes multiple chapters detailing the section with a total of 18 chapters.

Many diagrams and lists are included from the PMBOK and other works. Case studies are also included for discussion and review.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

The author provides a great basis to identify leadership theories and traits on a broad spec­trum. The theories and traits can be leveraged by program managers to enhance their team performance, overcome obstacles, and provide a healthy environment.

For me, the most acute insight from the author is that leadership is not management! The review of leadership styles and methodologies was a valuable benefit of reviewing this book.


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About the Reviewer

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Mark W. Depperschmidt

Texas, USA




Mark W. Depperschmidt
is a project management professional with 25+ years’ experience in both operations and IT. Mr. Depperschmidt has worked in the finance, real estate, mortgage and insurance sectors developing or implementing systems both operational and technological. Mr. Depperschmidt is PMP and Six Sigma Lean Professional certified. He can be reached at [email protected].


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