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In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

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Chapter 13. Managing Cross-Project Conflicts

Managing Cross-Project Conflicts

SOME PROJECTS ARE MORE COMPLEX than others—that’s just a fact of life. Most project managers prefer to manage a complex project by finding ways to reduce its complexity. You can reduce complexity if, for example, you divide a complex project into phases and then establish each phase as a separate project. Microsoft Office Project 2007 refers to this process as consolidation, and you’ll read about creating consolidated projects in this chapter. And to alleviate problems associated with sharing resources, you can set up and use a resource pool.

Examining Consolidated Projects

Most project managers say that ...

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