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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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25. Project-to-Project Insulation

The Premise

Chapter 7 introduced the topic of aligning multiple projects. Chapter 28 describes the specifics of aligning projects in a way that protects the organization’s capacity to do projects. The analogy is like trying to evacuate a crowded auditorium with one exit door in a panic situation. If a thousand people rush to the one exit door and all try to get out at once, they jam themselves in the doorway. It takes a long time for everyone to get through. If the doorway has sufficient width to allow five people to exit at the same time, without interfering with each other, then this is the maximum number of people allowed through at once. What took an hour before to empty the auditorium is now done in ...

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