This Guest paper is an extract and summary from Enterprise Project Governance Chapter 1, by Paul Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha, published by AMACOM in the USA in 2012.
It was submitted for publication and is copyright to Paul C. Dinsmore & Luiz Rocha, © 2013
and published here September 2013

Editor's Note | Introduction | What is Enterprise Project Governance Anyway?
Use of a Comprehensive Approach | EPG and Corporate Governance
Enhance Organizational Performance | From Corporate Governance to Enterprise Project Governance

Paul Dinsmore is President of Dinsmore Associates, and a highly respected specialist in project management and organizational change. A certified project management professional (PMP), he has received the Distinguished Contribution Award and Fellow Award from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). He regularly consults and speaks in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Paul is the author and/or editor of numerous articles and 18 books, including the AMA Handbook of Project Management. Paul resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He may be reached at Web site: .

Luiz Rocha has 35+ years of experience in the industry and business consulting. Luiz worked with Andersen Consulting and Delloite in the USA and Europe when he had the opportunity to manage multi-cultural and geographically dispersed projects in Latin America, North America and Europe. In Brazil he worked with Dinsmore Associates and Petrobras. Luiz is an engineer by background, MSc. in industrial engineering from UFRJ - Brazil, PMP-PMI and IPMA certifications. He is also a published author with two previous books, Business Metamorphosis, in Brazil, and Mount Athos, a Journey of Self-Discovery, in the USA. He may be reached at

Editor's note

This paper is drawn from the book, Enterprise Project Governance, that we discussed in our Book Reviews Set #3 last month. The book describes proven techniques for dealing with simultaneous initiatives and ensuring that programs and projects align with the priorities, resources, and strategies of the organization - ultimately to create value. The book provides readers with practical methods for incorporating enterprise project governance into their organization's culture, synchronizing it with corporate governance, and maximizing efficiency through results across departments. It is supported throughout by extensive case examples and studies. Whether one's view is from the boardroom, the executive suite, the project management office, or down in the project trenches, this is a valuable guide for anyone charged with managing multiple projects. For more about the book, please go to our Book Review and

This paper provides a fascinating background as to why we now need Enterprise Project Governance.


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