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The web site for Robert Buttrick and Project Workout Limited
The web site for Robert Buttrick and Project Workout Limited


The Project Workout and the Programme and Portfolio Workout are Robert Buttrick's flag ship publications. Previous editions have been translated into a number of languages, with almost 20 different editions published. Robert Buttrick is also a co-author of the latest PRINCE2 and a contributor to Gower's handbooks and other business references. The books are availble direct from Routledge and Amazon and from all good bookshops.

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The Programme and Portfolio Workout

 Robert Buttrick


The Programme and Portfolio Workout, from Routledge, is the companion to The Project Workout, covering the management of programmes and portfolios. It includes a wealth of new content, using the tried and tested approaches to make your organization more agile. It is a comprehensive resource for both practioners and students, including 'Workout' exercises, checklists  and advice which makes you think.

See the introductory video.

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The Project Workout

Robert Buttrick

The Project Workout 5th edition, from Routledge, is a major update from orevious editions and provides practical advice and techniques to direct and manage a project. Aimed at both project sponsors and project managers, it works through the life cycle of a project from initial idea to successful result. This edition contains a wealth of new information, including how to work with standards and methods, such as ISO 21500, BS6079, PRINCE2®, APM Body of Knowledge and PMBOK® Guide.

See the introductory video

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Appendix C update on standards and methods

Gestion de Projets

Robert Buttrick

5th edition Robert Buttrick

Un guide complet et didactique pour apprendre la gestion de projets. De la conception à la clôture du projet, en passant par le planning, les finances, la mise en oeuvre et la gestion des risques, toutes les étapes sont explicitées.


An updated French language version of The Project Workout, fourth edition, with links to a special resources site, published by Pearson.


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PRINCE2 2017

Robert Buttrick, Nigel Bennett and Phillip Stanton

A new edition of PRINCE focussing on how to tailor and apply the processes and themes in practice.

Gower Handbook of Programme Management

2nd edition.

Robert Butrick contributed chapter 24 on programme management processes.

The Handbook of Project Portfolio Management

1st edition

Robert Buttrick contributed chapter 25 on Defining the portfolio.

GovS 002 Project delivery functional standard

Lead author

An overview of the 'whys' and whats' of portfolio, programme and project management in a slim volume. Whilst written for government by government, there is a lot in here that private sector organizations should find useful

Roject Workout - foreign languages

Translation rights available

Previous editions of The Project Workout has been translated into a number of languages, including French, Chineses, Korean and Russian. Translation rights for the current editions are available  through the publisher, Routledge..

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Project Workout News

In search of project management principles - a new paper.  See the NEWS and Videos pages.


Confused about standards and methods? Download the update to Appendix C of The Project Workout. See the NEWS page.


Articles on 'agile' and on portfolio, programme and project management published. See the NEWS page.


Editor's Choice Award for article on governance. See the NEWS page.


An interview on programme management and two new articles on portfolios and programmes published.

See the NEWS page to download them.


ISO 21502 launched - update to The Project Workout released

The latest international standard on project management was launched at the end of December 2020.  Read about it here.


The Programme and Portfolio Workout, 1st edition launched! Read all about it and look at the introductory videos and companion website


More detail see our NEWS page!


See the Project Workout blog covering a wide range of project management topics.

Companion website

Access the companion website to the The Programme and Portfolio Workout and the 5th edition of The Project Workout, including interactive process model and downloadable supporting documentation.

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