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Short: Portfolio Managing Principles for Your Workload

“I’m still doing the same amount of work, but being able to think about it as my personal programs of activity seemed to free something up in my brain.”

Elizabeth Harrin shares one of her secrets to managing multiple projects and keeping yourself organized. This isn’t anything new, but in fact pulled directly from the same method your organization is probably implementing to keep their portfolio prioritized.

In this instalment of DPM Shorts, Elizabeth talks about reframing your mindset, chunking time and how leaders can help their team to do the same.

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Courtney Johnston

Courtney Johnston is a seasoned agency and consultancy PM who has worked on nearly every type of digital project under the sun. Her clients have included global insurance companies, large financial services organizations, and top retail brands. She takes pride in being a connector, an empathizer, a cheerleader, and a storyteller.


Elizabeth Harrin
Author, Trainer, Speaker

Elizabeth is an award-winning blogger and author of several books about project and change management, several of which are now in subsequent editions. Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World was shortlisted for the Management Book of the Year Awards in 2014. As well as mentoring, training and writing, Elizabeth speaks on the topics of stakeholder engagement, project management careers and productivity at events around the world – often via interactive online sessions but also in person. She has spoken for the APM and PMI, IPMA Young Crew and given guest lectures at universities in the UK, US and Belgium. She also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen programme at Liverpool John Moores University.

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