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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 19. Selecting and Prioritizing Projects

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Identify criteria often used to select projects

  • Understand how risk and opportunity can affect project selection

  • Learn how a project review board selects projects

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

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Managing projects well is a good start. But business is more complicated than that. Organizations have many projects from which to choose, but they usually don’t have the resources to perform them all. So, they must pick. A dart board is expedient, but not the right approach if your organization cares about achieving its objectives. To consistently pick the right projects, you probably already know that you need a process ...

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