Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley



28 October 2014 – New Jersey, USA – Wiley has published the second edition of Program Management for Improved Business Results, a book authored by Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte and Tim Waddell of the Program Management Academy in Oregon, USA. Martinelli, Rahschulte and Waddell are frequent contributors to the PM World Journal.

141028-pmwj28-program-BOOK COVERProgram Management for Improved Business Results, Second Edition is a practical guide to real-world program management, written to align with the rigorous PMI PgMP certification standards. The book explains the benchmarks and best practices that help shape a superior program manager, and provides case studies that illustrate the real-world application of management concepts. Written by a team composed of both industry professionals and academics, the book strikes a balance between theory and practice that facilitates understanding and better prepares candidates for the PgMP. Managers at all levels will learn the insights and techniques that are shaping modern management expectations.

The Project Management Institute and the Product Development and Management Association both agree that program management is a critical element in the successful integration of business strategy and project management. The certification process is difficult, and few complete it – but demand for competent professionals is high. Program Management for Improved Business Results addresses this disconnect, preparing readers to fill the gaps and help businesses achieve the level of program management integration required by professional organizations. Topics include:

  • Aligning programs with business strategy
  • Program planning, execution, and processes
  • Management metrics and strategic and operational tools
  • Roles, responsibilities, and core competencies

RUSS J. MARTINELLI has served as a senior program manager at Intel and Lockheed Martin. He is co-founder of the Program Management Academy. He has used his expertise to help organizations in a variety of industries including medical, software, energy, transportation, high-tech, and aerospace.

JAMES M. WADDELL is a former director of program management in the high-tech industry and co-founder of the Program Management Academy. He consults in the areas of program management and mergers and acquisitions.

TIM J. RAHSCHULTE is an associate professor in George Fox University’s College of Business and is executive director at the Program Management Academy. He has over 20 years of professional management experience, focused on leading organizational change and talent management.

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