A match made in heaven

Few project practitioners would fancy themselves as Cupids, yet matchmaking isn't an art limited to paramours. In business, matching a project to the right project manager requires a similar complex ability to make connections. This article discusses how to better pair the project practitioner with the right project. It identifies three features to consider making a compatible match: the project requirements, the managers' skills and experience, and the current and future workload. Specifically, the article explains how to evaluate the project's requirements by ticking through categories like team building, client-facing skills and risk mitigation. When it comes to talent assessment, the article discusses whether to rely on good judgment, personal knowledge of various project managers' strengths and weaknesses, or a searchable database showing the key performance indicators of project managers within the company. It also examines a matrix tool, which consists of two data spreadsheets, to breakdown a project m
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