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On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter Two. Selecting and Prioritizing Projects

It’s just as unpleasant to get more than you bargain for as to get less.

George Bernard Shaw

Organizations have many projects from which to choose, but they usually don’t have the resources to perform them all. So, they must choose. A dart board is expedient, but not the right approach for organizations that care about achieving their objectives. Most organizations quickly realize that they need a process and guidelines for selecting projects if they want to consistently pick the right projects to carry out. The same process works equally well to stop projects that aren’t delivering the desired results.

Organizational DNA is as unique as the human variety, which means that each organization uses ...

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