Provides a universal view of project portfolio management (PPM) that includes people, process, tools, and techniques that work synergistically within the organization to produce portfolio decisions with the best chance of success. This text illustrates the entire PPM process from strategic planning through portfolio evaluation and adjustment.
Michael J. Bible has 25 years of professional and leadership experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He is a project and program management professional with a successful history applying project management best practices to the technical field of test and evaluation for portfolios of complex defense acquisition programs and projects. Mike was a co-owner of an engineering services firm and applied strategic planning to establish organizational direction while utilizing project portfolio management to successfully grow the company in alignment with business initiatives. Mike is a retired Marine Corps officer who obtained his Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University. He is currently a Program Manager for URS Corporation. Susan S. Bivins has more than 25 years of management and leadership experience dedicated to delivering successful information technology, organizational change management and professional consulting services projects for major global corporations. She specializes in project and portfolio management; international, multi-cultural and multi-company initiatives; and business strategy integration in the private and public sectors. During her career with IBM, Sue managed multiple organizations and complex projects, including operations and support for the Olympics and a strategic transformational change program. Since retiring from IBM, she has led multi-company joint initiatives with Hitachi, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, and served as Director of Project Management at Habitat for Humanity International. Sue earned her Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University. As a member of the Project Management Institute, she served on the PMI Standard for Portfolio Management team.