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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Troubleshoot Portfolio Management

You’ve tried. You generated the list of projects and a quarterly backlog for each product. And you still have two projects that your managers rank #1. You have a limited number of people. You don’t really want them all to work on both projects at the same time, but you don’t see another option. It’s time to see whether you can put a price or value on the multitasking that people will have to do.

Managing Multiproject Multitasking

In Estimating with Multitasking, I told you not to allow multitasking. If you really want speed, don’t allow multitasking. But speed isn’t the only variable. Sometimes multitasking can truly benefit the organization.

Let me be clear. The more multiproject multitasking you allow ...

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