O'Reilly logo

Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

1. Introduction—The Multi-Project Problem

The Dilemma

For the first time in his long, successful career, Joe Turano felt like he was losing control. As director of European supply chain, he was next in line to take over from his boss as president–Europe for a major apparel company. Last month, Joe’s boss, Kevin Vaughan, told him that the company’s board of directors had approved a merger with a much larger company. Joe would have a new boss within a couple of months. But equally challenging, within six months, their supply chain would have to be fully integrated with the other company’s logistics, IT, and financial/ERP systems. This was an urgent project, necessary to show the stock analysts how successful the new company was. Failure to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required