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MANAGING PROJECTS

ALLOW FOR THE UNEXPECTED

Patrick Forsyth

WHATEVER YOUR JOB, some tasks are likely straightforward. They consist essentially of one thing, and all that matters is deciding when to complete them and getting them done. But many tasks are made up of a number of stages that may be different things you do yourself or do with other people. In addition, some stages may be conducted in different locations and the whole process may take days, weeks, or months. All of which makes it important to schedule such multistage things in the right way if all priority tasks are to be completed on time. What can happen is that you take on a project ...

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