Managing Multiple Projects

In most organizations, project managers are usually assigned to more than one project at a time unless a project is large enough to warrant a dedicated project manager. Most people put into such situations struggle with the multiple demands on their time.

Ideally, managing several projects concurrently is no different from managing them consecutively. Each project must be planned, staffed, executed, and closed out. It is not beyond the capabilities of project managers to handle overlapping demands, but there are two problems that arise that can confuse and frustrate those who are expected to manage more than one project simultaneously: time management and setting priorities among projects. These problems are compounded ...

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