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Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capac&hellip by Johanna Rothman
The premise of the book; the fewer number of active projects you have, the less competition the projects have for the same people. That lack allows them to finish projects faster. Sounds great doesn't it? It does! JR explains how to manage your project portfolio. That's not an easy task, but you have to do it. No worries, the book helps you step by step; drafting, prioritizing, and reviewing.

I like the concept in chapter 6: funding projects incrementally. Very interesting point!
More Secrets of Consulting: The Consultant's Tool &hellip by Gerald M. Weinberg
I have read the "Secrets of Consulting" so the natural, next step is to take this one. This volume contains 167 pages (ebook version), and is like all Jerry's books well written with lots of humour. The first time read this book I had this feeling I was turning the pages to fast. So after a few weeks I decided to read it again. A good decision.

Jerry offers you a toolkit, full of metaphors. I like metaphors, I can remember them better.

For me personally the best metaphors are;
The Lump Law,
The Courage Stick,
The Wishing Wand,
The Yes/No Medallion.

Thank you Jerry for sharing.
Manage It!: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Projec&hellip by Johanna Rothman
Managing an IT project is not an easy job. I recently started a job at a new department, and found out I had a geographical distributed team spread out all over the Netherlands. When travelling to my team members I found out they have never been together with the whole team. So I decided to write a draft project charter, based on Johanna's suggestions.

Something happened, the team members replied very positively about my initiative and wanted to write it together. So we did! In 2 hours discussing the vision of our product we learned a lot about everyone's perspective. We had some hard discussions about defining the succes criteria, but it's suppossed to be hard. But nobody… Read more