New book by John Goodpasture guides project managers to Maximize Project Value


27 April 2013 – Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, USA – Management Concepts has announced the publication of a new book, Maximizing Project Value: A Project Manager’s Guide, by John Goodpasture.

maximizing-project-valueMaximizing project value is about optimizing the tradeoff between project value and business value, two values that are constantly in tension between the project manager and the project sponsor. In this book the author brings his wealth of experience in project management to demonstrate how to increase a project’s value and ultimately contribute to the attainment of business goals.

From exploring the nature of “value,” as tangible resources and moral or ethical attributes, to how best to approach decision-making, the book offers thorough coverage of this essential aspect of project management. The tools and methods the author describes include:

  • Building the business case
  • Using a project balance sheet
  • Employing earned value
  • Introducing game theory for optimizing strategies

John Goodpasture is managing principal at Square Peg Consulting, LLC in the United States.  He has dedicated his career to system engineering and program management, first as a program manager at the National Security Agency and then as director of system engineering and program management at Harris Corporation.  He retired from Lanier Worldwide as vice president for Professional Services Process and Projects.  Mr. Goodpasture has authored numerous papers, industry magazine articles, and books on project management, including Managing Projects for Value, also published by Management Concepts Press. 

Maximizing Project Value: A Project Manager’s Guide, by John Goodpasture, published by Management Concepts; 2013, 300 pages, soft cover, ISBN 978-1-56726-393-0; List price = US$45.00; more at http://store.brightkey.net/mconcepts_ebiz/OnlineStore/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=261826 

Management Concepts is a US-based training, consulting and publishing company dedicated to the mind at work – from entry level to executive leaders.  To learn more, visit http://www.managementconcepts.com. To see their books catalog, visit www.managementconcepts.com/mcpress.