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Managing Multiple Projects
How Project Managers Can Balance Priorities, Manage Expectations and Increase Productivity
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About the book
SHORTLISTED: Business Book Awards 2023 - Specialist Business Book
Project management is changing. Rather than focusing solely on one large project, the majority of project managers are now expected to juggle multiple projects, which brings a different set of challenges.
Between a greater number of project sponsors, resource conflicts and constant pressure from deadlines, it can be difficult to avoid burnout. Managing Multiple Projects blends formal project management techniques with time management and productivity tools in a step-by-step approach to consolidating your workload. From combining schedules to prioritising work and engaging stakeholders, this book clearly explains how to adapt your behaviour and techniques to successfully work on several projects at once.
This practical guide provides answers to commonly asked questions (such as how to reduce the number of meetings and how to manage a To Do list) and includes case studies from real project managers. Checklists for common tasks and adaptable templates of trackers and reports are combined with easily actioned exercises to improve processes. Managing Multiple Projects gives practitioners the tools they need to improve the chances of project success and maintain a work-life balance. Online resources include downloadable templates of productivity checklists and status reports.
About the authors
- Elizabeth has presented at several events for our Assistant community and written fantastic articles for our website. She is an expert in project management and always provides clear guidance and excellent strategies to those who need help managing multiple projects. I highly recommend her book and encourage anyone who has to manage projects to seek out her work.
- Nicky Christmas, Founder and Editor of Practically Perfect PA