Taming Change with Portfolio Management

- Craig Brown,


Book Review: Taming Change with Portfolio Management

- Elizabeth Harrin, author of Girls Guide to Project Management


"…Pat Durbin and Terry Doerscher have developed a concept for managing change with the Portfolio Ecosystem in their book Taming Change with Portfolio Management…that provides organizations of all types and sizes a way to effectively manage changes impacting all areas of the organization. This book is written for business executives by business executives using the language that is understood by executives."

- Dennis Bolles, PMP, author of Building Project Management Centers of Excellence and The Power of Enterprise-Wide Project Management


"Taming Change provides terrific additions to the toolkit for leaders who are continually challenged to do more, with less. It offers insightful and pragmatic descriptions on how to use portfolio management to improve performance."

- Jeff Hawn, Chairman and CEO, Attachmate Corporation


"Taming Change is a must-have for anyone struggling to keep resources, work and strategies focused and aligned in today's turbulent world. This definitive book on portfolio management shows your organization how to set its sails and stay on course when facing the winds of constant change."

- Jerry Manas, author of Napoleon on Project Management and Managing the Gray Areas


"Taming Change with Portfolio Management provides a unique perspective not found in the current literature. Many organizations struggle with the pressing reality that change needs to be organizationally institutionalized, not viewed as a one-time event. Durbin and Doerscher have teamed to pen a must read book on this often difficult to understand and implement domain."

- Mark Price Perry, Senior Vice President, BOT International, and author of Business Driven PMO Setup


"While the scope of Taming Change is well beyond those interested in adopting IT service management, the concepts apply extremely well to that environment. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to understand how portfolio management can and should be integrated into an overall program for effective IT/Business governance."

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- John M. Worthington, Principal, MyServiceMonitor, LLC


"Pat and Terry are the authorities on portfolio management, drawing upon decades of experience as industry leaders. With Taming Change, they have done a masterful job at connecting the theory of portfolio management to the reality of modern organizations. This book is an engaging and informative handling of a complex subject."

— Jason Wright, Partner, Apax Partners