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Everyone Loves A Hero!

“And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag.” Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan “The grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.” Jeff Rich Everyone loves firemen, but we don’t reward the people responsible for the fire! Except in Project Management… Think of your organization. Who do you recognize and reward? Is it the quietly competent Project Manager (PM) who holds efficient and effective meetings, manages risk and deli

Wait for it…. Wait for it….

Hope is not a strategy: Rudy Giuliani He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day; But he who is battle slain Can never rise to fight again: Oliver Goldsmith Time and risk have an interesting relationship in Project Management. It makes perfect sense to prioritize something that may occur next week ahead of something that could happen next year. This can result in a “kick the can down the road” mentality where all the interested parties merely postpone deali

You take care of the Scope and Schedule, we’ll take care of the money!

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” Tacitus “I'm not interested in wasting money on a project.” Stanley Tucci And there is the rub! In a predictive project, there is an expectation that the Project Manager (PM) will deliver something new and different while being able to exactly predict the cost and time required. The PM spends a great deal of time planning every aspect of the project, removing uncertainty, and developing a comprehensiv