Establishing Project Priorities

Your organization will need to assign people to projects. If your company has more people than it needs to staff the current projects, and a project manager can afford to select the most appropriate staff for any given project, you have a problem that most IT departments can only dream about. In most departments, finding people who are even remotely qualified for a project role is a juggling act. In order to juggle successfully, one of the factors will be the relative importance or priority of each project.

The most common mistake is to treat all projects as if they were of equal priority, particularly once they have started. It is uncommonly bold to suspend a project in the middle because a more important demand ...

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