The book is build around a roadmap for transformation program success and every component is covered in a chapter:
In total 15 key techniques to facilitate successful business transformation are described in these chapters. See the attached figure showing the 15 techniques and the program lifecycle. For every key technique you will get an overview, objective, approach and detailed steps to be taken. Every chapter ends with a related case study. To download: QRC (A holistic, structured, and rigorous PgM)
The 15 explained techniques are:
- Environment scanning
- Strategic alignment
- Business performance calibration
- Program value justification
- Governance modeling
- Governance policy design
- Performance improvement measurement
- Business-outcome modeling
- Program architecture
- Organization change management
- Transformation program planning
- Stakeholder expectation management
- Value-enhancement analysis
- Walk through
The book compares the explained four-phase program lifecycle with the PMI standard for Program Management. For the users of MSP I made the comparison too.
Great book describing a complete program management method including many techniques which can be applied within other programme management frameworks too.
A little bit confusing are the different life cycles in the book. The book itself is constructed around a roadmap for transformation program success (from Problem – Vision – Sponsoring… to Monitor – Transition). There is a four phase / eight step program lifecycle (from Formulate program strategy … to Sustain outcome delivery) and there is a solution life cycle (from Business problem defined … to Business outcome sustained) and in the text there are references to the transformation lifecycle.
And not clear why their is a last chapter Executive summary because the first chapter Executive overview describes more or less the same.
To order the book: Transforming business with program management