Most organizations are good at approving projects, but bad at starting them – and even worse at finishing them. You do not have the authority to decline or defer new projects—but you also lack the capacity to realistically say yes to more project work. This blueprint will help you create a resource capacity-constrained, high-value project portfolio that achieves a balanced alignment between stakeholder needs and organizational strategic objectives by following our three-phase methodology:
- Set Realistic Goals for Optimizing Project Intake
- Build an Optimized Project Intake, Approval, and Prioritization Process
- Integrate the New Optimized Processes into Practice
Through optimized project intake, approval, and prioritization process, you can give yourself the voice to say “no” or “not yet” to new projects. This will enable you to approve and undertake only the right projects that you have capacity to deliver.