Concurrent projects : how many can you handle?

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dc.contributor.author Steyn, Herman
dc.contributor.author Schnetler, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-23T09:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-23T09:45:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract The number of projects a person can handle simultaneously is a relevant factor in strategic planning and in project portfolio management. Internationally the de facto standard seems to be that a person should not work on more than two or three projects simultaneously; but several factors could influence this figure. Empirical evidence indicates that, in some South African sectors, people tend to work on many more than two or three projects simultaneously. In this paper, factors that influence the number of projects a person can work on are identified so that they can be investigated in further studies. Some ideas about using key resources optimally are also presented. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Die aantal projekte wat ’n persoon gelyktydig kan hanteer is relevant in strategiese beplanning en in projek portefeuljebestuur. Internasionaal is die de facto standaard blykbaar dat mens nie gelyktydig op meer as twee of drie projekte behoort te werk nie; maar daar is verskeie faktore wat hierdie syfer kan beïnvloed. Empiriese data vanuit sommige Suid-Afrikaanse sektore toon dat mense tipies gelyktydig op veel meer as twee of drie projekte werk. In hierdie artikel is faktore wat die aantal projekte waarop ’n persoon gelyktydig kan werk geïdentifiseer, sodat dit in verdere studies ondersoek kan word. Idees vir die optimale aanwending van sleutelhulpbronne word ook voorgestel. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steyn, H & Schnetler, R 2015, 'Concurrent projects : how many can you handle?', South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 96-100. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7166/26-3-1104
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51514
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Industrial Engineering en_ZA
dc.rights Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en_ZA
dc.subject Project portfolio management en_ZA
dc.subject Strategic planning en_ZA
dc.subject Simultaneous projects en_ZA
dc.subject Concurrent projects en_ZA
dc.title Concurrent projects : how many can you handle? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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