Implementing a Tapered Block Hierarchy

A second example involves larger organizations that have dozens of projects being worked on at a given time. This type of implementation is more of a tapered block model of information exchange and access.

In the tapered-block model, there are multiple sources of information at the project level and there are multiple (though fewer) connections at the upper enterprise level. This model is effective for large, discretely organized firms, such as telecommunications companies, which make executive decisions based on input from department heads.

For example, suppose that each of the projects is using Project Professional. Project Server is set up for enterprise features, and all the project managers publish their enterprise project and resource data to Project Server. At the enterprise account level, ten vice presidents connect to their Project Server accounts, in which they view and analyze project and resource information, focusing on the projects that are most important to them. They then advise and inform the company president.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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