CHAPTER 6

How to Schedule Multiple Projects

“The basic problem I have is how to schedule the few people I have in the most efficient way to get all the work done,” Patrick continued. “I can get any single project accomplished, no problem. But when I look at the mass of projects I need to get done in my department each year, I need to know how to schedule and plan the multiple project work effectively.

“Another key issue for me is priorities. Not all of the jobs you get have the same priority. Some have to be done, no fail. Others are important, but not at the same level. In the confusion and stress of trying to get it all done, sometimes you have a conflict with our priorities. This isn’t too important, but it’s easy and, besides, we’re almost ...

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