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Great Lessons in Project Management by David Pratt

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PROJECT PLANNING   14

Those Who Do, Should Plan

The call came in on a Friday, as the project management consultant was heading for the door. He had just celebrated closing out a project and was looking forward to a three-day weekend before figuring out what his next project would be. The previous project had been a long, hard haul and he was ready for some time off before seeking the next challenge.

But his curiosity got the better of him and he took the call. “Project Solutions,” he said. “This is Ron. How can I help you?”

He recognized the voice on the line. A few years earlier, Sarah had called him with a particularly tough project. It ...

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