"Mike Bender has applied his considerable expertise to crafting straightforward and pragmatic guidelines on making project management work for your enterprise. Now it's up to you. This is how you add value to your organization." --Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, PMP, VP Community Relations, PMI SFBAC; author, When Opposites Collide: Leadership Beyond Gender; and contributing author, PMBOK(R) Guide, 4th Edition "Were I an executive moving my organization to take advantage of new challenges, I'd want this book to ensure I achieve the most out of my project portfolio. Michael Bender distills the essentials of project management into what executives need to know without overwhelming them. He treats projects as capital investments for executives to achieve greater returns in this ever challenging economic environment." --Michael F.Malinowski, PMP, IT Manager, Exelon Corporation; and author, IT Maintenance: Applied Project Management THE FIRST EXECUTIVE'S GUIDE TO DRIVING GREATER ORGANIZATIONAL VALUE THROUGH PROJECT MANAGEMENT! / Align project management with business strategy / Choose the right projects and oversee them effectively / Structure your organization to promote better project decision-making / Manage multiple projects in complex globalized environments As an executive, you know there's only one reason to start a project: to add value. Now there's a project management book that shares your perspective: a book that helps you optimize the value of projects and project management throughout your organization. Top project management consultant Michael Bender reveals how to make sure all your projects fully support your goals and run effectively from start to finish. Bender shows how to use balanced portfolio techniques to drive maximum value from every project, systematically reduce risk in tough-to-manage globalized environments, and improve organizational performance through strategic outsourcing. As an executive, you realize the rewards or suffer the penalty of project results. Here are the tools you need to get the results you're after--and get them consistently.