14 A few related projects

Simple programmes

Some projects are simply too large to manage as a single entity.

“Adventure is just bad planning”

ROALD AMUNDSEN, 1872–1928

Simple programmes

We have seen how the staged project framework can be applied to any type of project, for any purpose. It is a tool you can adopt and adapt to suit your needs. Nevertheless, a simple string of activities, passing through five defined stages, may not give you the full flexibility you require. We saw in Figure 13.8 how to manage the subparts of a project using the work breakdown structure. This is how the project manager delegates work to the managers ...

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