Strategic Project Management Transformation

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Delivering Maximum ROI & Sustainable Business Value
By Marc Resch, PMP
Hardcover, 6×9, 272 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-064-8
June 2011

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In today’s changing and competitive economic environment, CEOs, corporate executives, and shareholders are no longer strictly concerned with how well a project was executed even if it was finished on time and on budget. Most projects are now being viewed as strategic investments with the primary concern being the value that a project contributed to the company’s bottom line. Project benefit attainment usually occurs after the project team has disbanded and handed over the project deliverables to the operational teams. It is in this transition and subsequent operation where much value is lost and the truly important business benefits that could have been achieved are not.

Strategic Project Management Transformation demonstrates how to transform this trend of project management failure and sub-optimization into strategic and financial project management success. It shows project managers and business professionals how to establish processes that extend beyond closeout and enable stakeholders and operational teams to continue measuring and optimizing business value until all of a project’s objectives have been achieved or exceeded, thereby maximizing financial returns, beneficial change and competitive advantage for their organizations.

Key Features

  • Shows project managers and stakeholders how to establish effective value management plans to ensure that all project objectives can be met or exceeded
  • Equips project managers and business professionals with the skills necessary to effectively manage their projects as strategic investments, determine the business value of projects throughout their lifecycle and convert business data and metrics into monetary values
  • Provides the tools and techniques needed for ensuring that ROI is maximized and other project benefits are achieved or exceeded even when they occur long after project closeout
  • Presents a structured approach to incorporating quantitative techniques, sound business processes, and leadership methods into an overall project management framework to drive project execution and achieve optimal business benefits
  • Explains how to identify, quantify and report on key business and project metrics, make informed decisions, and provide timely recommendations to senior management
  • WAV offers downloadable business plan and cash flow templates and a review of the Professional Development Game Plan for Success — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at

About the author(s)

Marc Resch is a business and technology strategy professional with more than 20 years of proven success in designing and implementing business strategies; developing and deploying business-wide program management office and governance processes; and managing world-class business operations. He was previously a management consultant for the firm Booz & Company. Mr. Resch is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also maintains a certification in the process-oriented IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Marc is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina and received a Masters in Science (MS) from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Mr. Resch is currently an adjunct professor at Centenary College in New Jersey and President of Resch Consulting Group (, a firm that specializes in helping organizations generate optimal and sustainable business results from their project investments.

Table of Contents

Part I – Project Management Overview

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Project Management and Workflow


Part II – Requirements Frame

Chapter 2 – Introduction and Initial Project Analysis

Chapter 3 – Business Requirements Analysis (BRA) – R4

Chapter 4 – Requirements Management


Part III – Planning/High-Level Design Frame

Chapter 5 – Planning Frame Process Flow

Chapter 6 – Risk Management (P1)

Chapter 7 – WBS and the Preliminary Project Planning

Chapter 8 – Issue and Configuration Management

Chapter 9 – Communications Management (P6)

Chapter 10 – Scope Change Control (P7)

Chapter 11 – Estimating

Chapter 12 – Outsourcing and Resource Management

Chapter 13 – Statement of Work (P10)

Chapter 14 – Quality Management (P2)


Part IV – Construction/Tracking Frame

Chapter 15 – Construction/Tracking Frame


Part V – Closing/Testing Frame

Chapter 16 – Closing/Testing Frame


Appendix A – Project Workflow Process Hierarchy

Appendix B – Frames Interaction Diagram

Appendix C – Keeping Track of Multithreaded Processes




Strategic Project Management Transformation is a must read for managers, executives or owners interested in transforming their business into a company that is sustainable and tuned to optimum performance. While there are many books on good project management practices, Marc Resch provides an all-encompassing treatise on effective organizational success. I highly recommend this book as a guide to keep on one’s desk as a reference and key tool.”
William R. Truran, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, P.P.
DoD Systems, Planning, Research, Development and Engineering
Affiliate Industry Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

“This book’s value-centric methodology fosters ownership and collaboration, and encapsulates the iterative and qualitative business leadership necessary for success in today’s global market.”
Kristen Lamoreaux, President & CEO, Lamoreaux Search
Founder, Society for Information Management (SIM) Women

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