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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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40. Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Challenges

The Premise

As the project management office (PMO) or the manager responsible for ensuring the continued, expected progress of all projects, you need to see, at a glance, where your resource challenges are:

  • In the short term (e.g., the next one to four weeks)

  • In the medium term (the next one to two months)

  • In the longer term (the next three to twelve months)

From a resource management perspective, a portfolio of projects equates to the collection of projects that uses his/her resources. From a program or product management point of view, a portfolio of projects equates to the projects necessary to achieve his/her program or product goals. From a functional executive perspective, a portfolio ...

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