The contents of this book are set out in a dual structure of six Parts, labeled "GAPS", plus a concluding Part 7, all of which contain 12 chapters plus an Appendix. The chapters and GAPS are:
GAP 1: Common Understanding
Understanding the Problem
GAP 2: Alignment between Corporate Goals and Projects
Creating and Maintaining Corporate Alignment
GAP 3: Engages Executive Sponsors
Challenges in Executive Sponsorship
A Model for Engaged Executive Sponsors
GAP 4: Adoption and Change Management
Adoption and Change Management
Organization Change Management and Projects
GAP 5: Effective Governance
Lean Project Governance
Value Driven PMOs
GAP 6: Project Leadership
Leadership's Relationship to Projects
The Project's Leadership Structure
Leadership Traits and Actions
PART 7: Pulling it all Together
Filling the Six Gaps
Appendix A: Endnotes
Interestingly, a detailed list of "learning points" is included under the heading of each chapter in the table of Contents. That results in a Table of Contents of 9 pages.
Every chapter concludes with two brief summaries titled Project and Middle Manager Takeaway and Executive Takeaway. These are followed by three sets of questions under the general title of Applying These Concepts. These sets are Organization Wide Questions, Project and Middle Manager Centric Questions, and Executive Centric Questions.
The book has a total of 356 tightly packed pages with frequent illustrations throughout. Responses to the three sets of questions mentioned above are not answered in the book because they depend heavily on the relevant experiences of each respondent. The intent is for extensive discussion and exchange of ideas, views and experiences. Therefore, the book is best suited for presentation in a classroom setting to mature learners with relevant backgrounds.
Appendix A: Endnotes lists the copious references quoted in each chapter. The book does not have a Glossary of Terms.