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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Jeannette CABANIS-BREWIN, Paul C. DINSMORE

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CHAPTER 26Managing Multiple Projects: Balancing Time, Resources, and Objectives

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Corporate downsizing, organizational restructuring, changes in technology, and many other factors have required that most employees become skilled multitaskers and almost all project managers become multiproject managers. On the surface, this may not seem too much of an issue because everyone at some time or another has handled several activities simultaneously. However, because customers, management, and other key stakeholders want immediate response and are typically focused on the short term, there is constant pressure to reduce cycle times and introduce new products and services faster and faster. There is also a natural tendency ...

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