Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World
Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and decide which projects to implement and which to postpone. In addition, it describes various methods of balancing project portfolios and different strategic alignment models. The book provides thirty real-life project portfolio management case studies from pharmaceutical, product development, financial, energy, telecommunications, not-for-profit and professional services industries.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Insight into Marketing 1. What is marketing? 2. Strategy development and marketing planning 3. The marketing environment Part 2 Analyzing the Market 4. Buying behaviour 5. Marketing research and marketing information 6. Market segmentation and positioning Part 3 Product Decisions 7. Product strategy and services marketing 8. New product development Part 4 Promotion Decisions 9. Marketing communication strategies 10. Advertising 11. Sales management Part 5 Pricing Decisions 12. Pricing strategies and price determination Part 6 Distribution Decisions 13. Distribution 14. Retailing 15. Global marketing
Peter Reed is the former MBA Director at Monash University and Associate Professor of Marketing. His areas of expertise cover strategic marketing, marketing planning, brand positioning and integrated marketing communications. He has extensive experience in the marketing field as a marketing practitioner, consultant and as an academic. In 2004 Peter was awarded the Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Teaching Award and the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005. In 2009 under Peter’s leadership the Monash MBA was ranked number 1 in the world in the category of personal development and educational experience in the Economist worldwide survey of MBAs.
Strategic Compensation in Canada, Fifth Edition, by Richard Long is part of the market-leading Nelson Education Series in Human Resources Management. This text balances and integrates the strategic, behavioural, and technical principles for identifying and designing the compensation system that will add the most value to an organization. This is accomplished within a systematic framework that is based on a foundation of scientific research and relevant theories and verified by actual organizational experiences. This approach is delivered in an informal writing style and supported by strong pedagogical features—such as opening vignettes, Compensation Today, Compensation Notebook, and end-of-chapter material—that maximize its value as an effective learning tool. Students’ learning can be further enhanced by the accompanying Strategic Compensation: A Simulation, Fifth Edition, which provides students with the opportunity to design an entire compensation system, from strategy formulation to implementation of the new pay structure, complete with market-based actual dollars attached to the pay ranges. This simulation has been specifically designed by its authors (Richard Long and Henry Ravichander) to utilize all the steps along the road map to effective compensation, as described in the Strategic Compensation in Canada text.
The second edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as: * workplace diversity * sustainability * ethics/corporate social responsibility * the impact of technology * innovation in the workplace * globalisation * employee engagement * flexible working arrangements * work-life balance * generational issues in the workplace * skills shortages in various industries * the importance of effective employee recruitment and training * organisational culture * workforce flexibility and casualisation * the ’24/7′ nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media * outsourcing Management, Foundation and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific edition, has also retained the features that made its previous edition so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.