Book News: June 24th, 2010

By Stephen Jenner

This book distils the learning from practical experience and academic research and represents a significant contribution to the challenge of transforming government and public services in an environment of ever-tighter finances.

In a complex, confusing and often highly politicized environment, Stephen Jenner’s Transforming Government and Public Services provides a clear, definitive and highly applied guide for all involved in selecting the right projects and doing them right so that they achieve the intended investment objectives.

He explores a number of key themes that are fundamental to an approach to project portfolio management built on value. He explains how to develop a business case to achieve a desired intent rather than justify a particular solution and how to create project documentation that is both technically rigorous and gives users a clear understanding of where you are going.

He argues that projects should be viewed as investments rather than costs and plans should be focused on success rather than holding people to account for failure.

Published by Gower. ISBN: 978-1-4094-0163-6. £54.00