Assigning Project Managers to Projects

Another question that you will need to answer is who assigns project managers to projects. This can be a function that you retain or that you give to the project office. The latter seems reasonable given that the project office manager knows the availability of each of the project managers, but assigning a project manager to a new project is not simply a matter of balancing resource loads. It calls for judgment concerning such issues as the experience of the project manager in projects of the size or complexity of the new project, the relationship of the project manager to the customer, the ability of the project manager to deal with the type of politics that the project entails, and the desire of the project ...

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