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Video: How To Manage Multiple Projects?

By 18/11/2019 December 28th, 2020 No Comments

It’s common for project managers to wonder, “How many projects should I manage?”

How many projects is too many?

To paint some of the picture, here’s how many projects some of the PMs in our DPM community are managing:

  • 5 projects (each lasts 12 months and are in different stages of development)
  • 15 projects (website builds, redesigns, and maintenance) + a few year-long projects
  • 15 projects (most are site builds, redesigns, and maintenance). Maintenance is on 12-month contracts, standalone projects are 3-6 months

You can already see that there’s quite a range. Clearly, the number of projects is not the only thing that matters. It’s also important to factor in things like:

  • Type of project
  • How many people are on it
  • What phase each project is in
  • What type of contract it is
  • The duration of project

So, how do you take all of these factors and decide exactly how many projects you should manage—and how much is too much?

That’s what you’ll learn in the video below.

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Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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