Forecasting Programs - book PRE-ORDER
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER, SPECIAL OFFER AT $60 RATHER THAN $90 (33% DISCOUNT). THIS SPECIAL IS VALID UNTIL DATE OF PUBLICATION; THE BOOK IS ON SCHEDULE TO BE PUBLISHED ON DEC. 11, 2017
The book will have about 400 pages. The meteorite shower on the front cover is our metaphor for programs: Long-range visions, high-visibility, many moving parts, overwhelming and sometimes destructive (for reputations). That's what programs are. Regardless of the challenges in managing programs, the author thinks that programs are inherently not more complex than projects, they are just on a higher level of abstraction: The deliverables in a project are like projects in a program, dependencies between activities within a project are now dependencies between projects, project objectives are called strategic benefits in programs. Stakeholders are smarter and more assertive in programs. Budgets are much larger. Program managers who try managing a program like a project are doomed to fail. Project management has techniques; programs have their own techniques. So, what are those techniques? That is what this book is about: Eric Uyttewaal and his team developed special techniques and special applications specifically for programs. These innovations allow program managers to forecast their programs, and take corrective action early. Program managers do not need to be monthly-messengers-of-bad-news! With these innovations, they can gain back control over their program, and, at a minimum, manage expectations in a more timely fashion, or ... turn into monthly-messengers-of-good-news!