Bob starts his new job and does not like everything he finds...
In this chapter we find that the supermarket chain, SpendItNow, has a portfolio of projects and programmes that are not run effectively – and certainly not run as a coherent portfolio linked to the company’s strategy. In fact, they don’t even know how to spell ‘portfolio’.
Bob Sherunkle starts his new job as CEO of SpendItNow and dreams up a project that will make his mark.
.. and realises that the way the company runs its projects is not ideal.
.. and introduces a consultant (who also happens to be his nephew) to explain project, programme and portfolio management to the company board.
.. and the Chief Finance Officer introdces Anna Key as the person who will run one of the most important projects the company has ever undertaken.