Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management – new book by Kloppenborg and Laning published by Business Expert Press in USA


19 February 2013 – Business Expert Press (BEP) in the United States has published a new book by Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Laurence J. LaningStrategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management.  The book describes how the best run organizations have effective methods of identifying, aligning, selecting, prioritizing, resourcing, and controlling the portfolio of projects that collectively best helps them achieve their strategic goals. To see more about the book, click here.

strategic-leadershipIn many organizations executives determine strategy and managers implement it. Unfortunately a gap can exist between the two. This book helps bridge that gap by including concepts and tools of implementing strategy through carefully identified, aligned, selected, prioritized, resourced, and controlled projects. As such, it can accompany a strategic management text or case.

The authors detail how regular reporting and quarterly updates in planning help to ensure results. Proper application of quality, information technology, and decision-making further help executives prioritize and evaluate projects and their efforts in executing them. The authors also introduce proven, simple methods of collecting both idea data (qualitative) and quantitative data. They also work through effective methods of making decisions.

The book can help executives who are serving as sponsors better ensure that project managers understand fully how their projects contribute to strategy. This book covers 22 executive sponsor behaviors from the authors’ research that correlate to project success if they are performed at the correct time in the project life cycle.

Timothy J. Kloppenborg is the Castellini Distinguished Professor of Management at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.  He has nearly 100 publications.  His previous books include Contemporary Project Management, Project Leadership and Managing Project Quality. Tim has consulted and trained with many companies. He supervised over 150 student teams as they planned service projects.  His Ph.D. in Operations Management is from the University of Cincinnati.  Tim held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Southern Cross University.  He has served on a number of boards, having been president of several including Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (which he globalized and for which he created an expanded board structure). He has been active in the Project Management Institute (PMI) for 25 years and has been a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) for over 20 years.

Laurence J. Laning has led large complex global organizations at Procter & Gamble for 28 years.  His assignments culminated when he served as Chief I.T. Enterprise Architect.  He also held positions of increasing responsibility in global supply chain, SAPCenter of Excellence , and various other IT organizations.    Dr. Laning has consistently leveraged innovative approaches and technologies to reach higher levels of organizational excellence.  He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri. As an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and XavierUniversity he has taught statistics, information technology, quantitative analysis, and managing process improvement teams.  Laurence has presented keynote talks at a variety of forums and published a number of articles and papers.

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Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management; by Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Laurence J. Laning; published by Business Experts Press; June 2012, ISBN: 9781606492949 ; soft cover, 235 page; List price =  $39.95; information at http://www.businessexpertpress.com/advanced-search?terms=&tid=All&author=Kloppenborg&title=

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