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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition by Tom Kendrick

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TIME PROCESS

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Multiple Dependent Projects

  What: Planning projects responsible for independently developed components that are part of a large, complex system.
  When: Project planning and execution.
  Results: Proactive identification and resolution of project interdependencies and successful management of complex programs.

Decompose and Define the Program

Very large, complex projects depend on project management principles, but beyond a certain scale success also requires program management processes. Successful program planning begins with overall scope planning and aligning business strategies with requirements collection from users. To manage complexity, very large programs begin by decomposing the work required into a hierarchy ...

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