If you support an organization that wants to improve the performance of complex IT portfolios to achieve both immediate and strategic goals or are responsible for and oversee many projects that are contractually required to produce measurable results; you will be pleased to find that this book serves as both a roadmap and a checklist for achieving IT portfolio results.
The book is written in the language of business, which helps technical professionals in their communications with business executives. This book is highly recommended to every IT professional and business executive interested in getting more results for the dollars spent on IT. This book is applicable to virtually all organizations--small, medium, and large--because virtually all rely on information technology to obtain business results.
Required reading for IT management. IT Portfolio Management presents the first detailed overview of an emerging, business-focused approach for managing all things IT.
If you only buy and read one book on IT management this year, it should be this one.
IT portfolio management ultimately presents the challenging idea of an overall, end to end value chain of IT investments, from initial idea inception through prioritization, delivery, management, optimization, and retirement.
This well written book has detailed best practices, and much specific guidance in the form of checklists, charts, tables, and more.
Technical publishing usually produces detailed reference guides that are soon obsolete; this book is in the category of works that discuss more strategic issues of IT management, and should have staying power far beyond the latest technical hype cycle debutant.
Absolutely recommended for those interested in governance, project management, portfolio management, IT Business Value and how to fit your Professional Services Value message to customers.
If you are in IT management or concerned with it - buy it. Now!