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The Handbook of Project-based Management, 3rd Edition by J. Rodney Turner

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CHAPTER 16PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIOMANAGEMENT

Up to now I have spoken very much about the project in isolation. However, the reality is that the vast majority of projects take place as one of a group of projects, either a program or a portfolio of projects. The traditional project management assumption is of the large, isolated project with a dedicated team in which:

bull They deliver well-defined, independent objectives, which provide the full benefit on their own.

bull They are relatively independent of other projects and operations with few minor interfaces. ...

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