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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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20. Step 8: Time Estimates— Fourth Risk Avoidance

The Premise

In the new world you are embarking into, do not put a lot of credence in individual task time estimates. The entire solution provides a multi-project environment where work will be completed faster than ever before. Remember that this effort is not mainly about creating good project networks. We are:

  • Dramatically cutting project work in progress, thus giving senior management, other resource groups that support projects, and resource managers a much faster response time to resource issues and better coaching of resources

  • Eliminating multitasking of project work

  • Providing mechanisms such as a fast-track issue resolution process, daily task updates, and full kits, to remove blocking ...

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