Enterprise Program Management – the book
What will your organisation do tomorrow? And more importantly, how will you get there? Deloitte's co-authors, Tim Parr and David Williams take a look at why Enterprise Program Management (EMP) should be on every boardroom agenda.
Despite the adoption of many project and program management methods in organisations, a startling number of change initiatives fail to deliver the expected value or improvements to services, cost substantially more and take longer than planned. In addition, the link between investments in programs and projects and the direction of strategy is often weak or invisible.
Tim Parr and David Williams, Deloitte’s co-authors of 'Enterprise Program Management – Delivering Value', argue that the agile and dynamic organisation needs to develop enterprise-wide management as a core capability. This starts at board level in translating strategy into a portfolio of investment programs. Development of structures, systems, processes and new skills to effectively manage and deliver these are critical, but seldom done successfully on an organisation-wide basis.
'Enterprise Program Management – Delivering Value' is the first book of its kind to suggest this new approach. The book acts as a pragmatic guide and a point of reference, drawing on Deloitte’s experience in this area as illustrated by six case studies, from both public and private sectors.
"Simply investing is not enough to realise the maximum productivity increase – the process of bringing about change also needs to be as efficient and effective as possible. It is this latter process, bringing about change in an organisation, ranging from moving a factory, office or warehouse site, implementing a new computer system or way of working to a new organisational structure or culture change that this book addresses." Sir Digby Jones, Director General, CBI
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