Approaches to Project Screening and Selection

  1. LO 3.2  Understand how to employ a variety of screening and selection models to select projects.

A project screening model that generates useful information for project choices in a timely and useful fashion at an acceptable cost can serve as a valuable tool in helping an organization make optimal choices among numerous alternatives.6 With these criteria in mind, let’s consider some of the more common project selection techniques.


The simplest method of project screening and selection is developing a checklist, or a list of criteria that pertain to our choice of projects, and then applying them to different possible projects. Let’s say, for example, that in our company, ...

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