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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 30

Managing Multiple Projects

Balancing Time, Resources, and Objectives

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Downsizing, organizational restructuring, changes in technology, reduced funding, and many other factors have driven many organizations to try to do more with less. Customers, senior management, and other key stakeholders want immediate responses and are typically focused on the short term, creating a constant pressure to reduce cycle times. There is also a natural tendency for achievement-oriented project managers to want to start more projects than can logically be accomplished given the time and resource constraints found in today’s business environment. Thus, project managers are often required ...

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