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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Rank-Order the Portfolio

You have your evaluated project list, so you can rank-order the projects. If you know which ones you want first, second, third, and so on, you can staff them in that order.

Ranking projects is similar to ranking the project drivers (see Decide on a Driver for Your Project). At some point, one project is more important than the others. If your management is having trouble deciding, list all the projects in a spreadsheet. Across the columns, ask the questions. Meet with your managers, and facilitate their discussion about the answers to those questions. Once they’re done, you have a ranked list of projects. You know where your project fits. Once you have a ranked portfolio, you can deal with the problems of starting ...

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