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Description - Managing Multiple Projects by Michael Tobis

Our Briefcase Books series has proven to be one of McGraw-Hill's most successful series, with 15 titles currently or soon to be in print and tens of thousands of copies sold. In addition, the books have been well received internationally. Rights have also been sold for seven languages: Chinese (both forms), Dutch, German, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. While books and tools abound for managing individual projects and solving particular problems, many managers are faced with a plethora of competing responsibilities, routines, and projects. The most successful managers (and other self-directed professionals) develop a personal strategy for achieving this balance that is particular to their own skills and to their current responsibilities. However, the marketplace currently offers surprisingly little specifically to support developing such a strategy. Managing Multiple Projects unfolds a method for starting at the big picture to develop individual and group skills in coping with competing demands for attention and effort. The approach has proven effective in removing roadblocks that have kept individuals from achieving their full potential. It is not a "one size fits all" approach, but rather, presents a systematic overview of available approaches. Beginning by analyzing a situation involving multiple ongoing and/or intermittent work streams, the approach goes on to identify and implement a strategy specific to the unique needs of the individual manager and their workplace, and finally to recommend measurement and tuning strategies. Briefcase Books are always rich in practical techniques and examples. This book will help readers Understand the challenges of managing many projects and responsibilities. How to develop reliability in taking on and completing multiple projects How to work with others to allocate the workload How to manage competing objectives How to develop tracking systems How to cope with the stress that comes from managing multiple projects The series will also continue its user-friendly, sidebar-rich format, which is designed to be easily read and digested for managers at all levels of the organizational hierarchy. Books in the series feature short, informally written chapters, bulleted lists, self-examinations, and seven types of sidebars, and chapter-ending checklists of important points.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071388962
ISBN-10: 0071388966
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Tobis

Irene and Michael Tobis are founders and partners of Ducksin-a-Row? Organizing Consultants, a firm that specializes in organizing and managing multiple projects.