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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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31. Project Manager Execution Role

The Premise

We’ve mentioned previously that overall project priorities are used only during synchronization, just prior to activating and executing projects. During execution, the project buffer drives project task priorities. This chapter explains what project managers are expected to do to make this system work and how to use simple, easily understood signals to drive their actions. It explains when they are expected to plan actions, when to take actions, and also when not to take actions. By managing the execution of projects according to these signals, all projects complete on or before their due date with full, expected scope and at or below the product budget.

Managing Buffers

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