Most PMs (85%!) manage several projects at the same time. Yet books and training courses focus on how to run one project, not how to combine and optimize your work to deal with more than one at a time.
With most career paths progressing from managing one (maybe larger) project, to several projects, then perhaps too many projects, it pays to learn how to do that well.
Which is why we invited Elizabeth Harrin, author of Managing Multiple Projects: How Project Managers Can Balance Priorities, Manage Expectations and Increase Productivity, to share her approach and experience. In this 30-minute Elizabeth showed us:
- The 5 things that make managing multiple projects different to just leading one project
- Her favorite method for managing your time across multiple projects
- The best way to sequence your projects