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Creative Project Management by Ted Leeman, Michael Dobson

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3The Most Dangerous Word Is a Premature Yes

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of “emergency” is that it is unexpected; therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.—President Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech to the National DefenseExecutive Reserve Conference, Washington, D.C., 1957

The Zen of Project Initiation

The transition from discussion to taking on the role of project manager is a delicate process, and it often sets the trajectory for project performance. It is a critical moment, and any missteps during the transition can have disastrous effects. Worse, the moment when a mistake ...

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