A model for assigning projects to project managers in multiple project management environments

This study addresses the question of How should management assign a project to a multiple-project manager? Currently, companies often have more projects that need to be implemented than the number of project managers to handle them.Management, therefore, tends to assign multiple projects to a project manager.However, one of the drawbacks of using this approach is that management often overloads their project managers, and as a result projects tend to be delayed since project managers may not have sufficient time to work on the projects assigned to them.These project delays may negatively impact the organizational performance.In the project assignment literature, this issue seems to be overlooked. To explore processes of project manager assignments in multiple-project environments, especially the assignment of multiple-project managers, we conducted the case study research.Learning from the real-life cases, we hoped to find some emerging concepts with regards to the process and criteria for project m
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