Chapter 4

How Companies Identify and Select the “Right” Projects

In most companies, the process of identifying and selecting projects is not ordinarily viewed as falling within the domain of project managers—or within the domain of traditional project management practices, like those we cover in this book. However, it’s important to address this subject, as the methods that a company uses to identify and select projects—and the resulting impact this has on the quality of the projects selected—have a significant effect on the practicing project manager. Let’s see how these concepts apply to Brad’s situation.

After some brief soul-searching, Brad has decided that he’s mentally prepared to take on his new role as project manager. He believes he ...

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