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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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34. Senior Management Execution Role—Full-Kitting Projectsa

The Premise

In a multi-project environment, projects and tasks are often activated before they are ready to be worked on. We see huge pressure to start project phases before specifications are complete, before customers have signed off, and before internal feedback has been given and internal approvals obtained. When such pressure exists, projects repeatedly suffer from the same kind of rework or the same kinds of delays. In such cases, management will find the concept of full kitting of projects to be extremely valuable.

There are four main concepts behind a full kit:

  1. A senior manager is assigned to be the full kit manager. Note that this is not a full-time position. It is one ...

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