Silicon Valley Executive Magsalay Offers Practical Guidance to Improving the Execution of Product Portfolio Roadmaps

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Leslie O. Magsalay aims to improve execution and delivering new and sustaining products for the executives in her books, “The PMO Playbook: Effective Phase Exits” and “The PMO Practice Templates: Effective Phase Exits.”

Plan. Execute. Deliver. Effectively!

Program Managers tread lightly between becoming the 'process wonk' and the PMO leader that runs the organization.

In her book, “The PMO Playbook: Effective Phase Exits” (ISBN-13: 978-1466401983), Leslie O. Magsalay uses her expertise in portfolio execution, operations excellence and M&A integration to provide her readers with an overarching framework for effective phase exits accompanied by detailed “how to’s” needed to bring products to market consistently. From roles and responsibilities to key milestones, the author guides executives and program management professionals to the most effective plan for their portfolio.

“The PMO Playbook: Effective Phase Exits” provides a baseline and framework to overcome challenges in strategy, roles and responsibilities, phase exit reviews, obtaining phase exit approvals and using a PLC (Product Lifecycle) or PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) framework. This book provides checklists, questions and process flows as a reminder of what needs to be considered. Magsalay has combined the information for program managers, functional managers, executives, and customers into a single package they can apply directly. The author offers techniques for each process phase, for defining roles and responsibilities and when and how often the PMO organization should check in with the executives.

This book will be used in The PMO Practice’s workshop “Effective Phase Exits – Maximize Your Product Lifecycle Success” on April 20, 2012. This book should be used with “The PMO Practice Templates: Effective Phase Exits.”

“Whether you are currently an executive, a program manager, or are thinking about a career in program management, this book has the practical framework you need from new product introduction through obsolescence. PMO leadership requires a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them,” Magsalay says. “For any senior professional in program management they tread lightly (and carefully) between becoming the 'process wonk' and the PMO leader that runs the organization. Senior PMO members should know the PLM Framework and be an expert to recommend opportunities to ‘right-size’ the process of any company.”

The perfect complement to guidance on product delivery is the author’s book on Effective Presentations. The key to this book is the no-nonsense approach advising the reader on planning, organizing and delivering impactful presentations to executives for a core PMO organization.

“The PMO Playbook: Effective Phase Exits” and “The PMO Practice Templates: Effective Phase Exits” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author:
Leslie O. Magsalay is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The PMO Practice, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in electronic business management from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has also received lifetime achievement awards for her work in portfolio execution and operations excellence.


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