Project Portfolio Tips
Project Portfolio Tips
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Project Portfolio Tips

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Completed on 2014-11-16

About the Book

Are you working on projects you suspect you shouldn’t be? Are you multitasking? Are you out of ideas as to what to do?

It’s time to manage your project portfolio. These twelve ideas will prompt you to consider more ideas about how to manage your project portfolio. Learn how to ask the zeroth question, how to stop doing the work you shouldn’t do, and how to find some breathing room.

Use these ideas to start managing your project portfolio, instead of multitasking or “trying” to do it all. Take back your days and your projects.

About the Author

Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development. Johanna is the author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles. Find the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter and her blogs at and

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Always Ask the Zeroth Question About Your Projects
  • 2. Are You Being Guilted Into Doing More?
  • 3. Are Your Shoulds Driving Your Decisions?
  • 4. Focus On One Thing at a Time
  • 5. How Effective Are You?
  • 6. When Your Projects Are a Program and You Can’t Do All the Work, Part 1
  • 7. When You Still Can’t Do All the Work, Part 2
  • 8. Park Projects You Can’t Staff, For Now
  • 9. Kill Canceled Projects
  • 10. How Many Emergency Projects Do You Have?
  • 11. Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work
  • 12. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Should you Commit, Kill, or Transform?
    • Make a Real Commitment
    • Kill Projects When Necessary
    • Transform Projects That Don’t Make Enough Progress
    • Decide, Don’t Multitask
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