Limited studies have been done on multi-project management (MPM), which is the allocation of human resources over a set of projects. A first step into this field has been made by searching for quality criteria on this subject in literature. These are categorized leading to a list of categories - characterized by the topics projects, planning, resource quality, budgeting and external environment - that allowed for validation in the field. Expert interviews with different actors in MPM, such as resource managers, project managers, and portfolio managers, lead to the reasoning behind the different categories verifying the list made from literature. It can be concluded that a basis has been made on the perceived value of MPM outcomes, more specific on the domains of projects, planning, resource quality, budget, and environment. Extending this research can potentially lead to a refined list of quality criteria that can enable more studies within the field of MPM such as stakeholder analyses and the definition of an organization tailored MPM process.
- Quality criteria
- multi-project management
- resource allocation
- stakeholders perspective
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