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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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28. Two Different Ways to Align Multiple Projects

The Premise

As introduced in Chapter 7, there are two different ways to align multiple projects: by strategic or critical resource (meaning by a skill set) or by a type or phase of project work. Before getting into the details and specifics of each, it is vital to understand why we absolutely must align multiple projects.

Every organization that is managing more than one active project at a time is caught in a tough dilemma—a short-term, long-term conflict. These organizations have current projects under way that they are working diligently to provide all of the scope and tangible deliverables on or before the due date and at or below budget. At the same time, since they continually endure ...

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