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Great Lessons in Project Management by David Pratt

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PROJECT EXECUTION   17

Sometimes the Napkin Approach Works

The project manager sat at his desk, fresh from successfully completing a $200,000, six-month technology project. The team of three people he had supervised on the project had done a bang-up job. The client’s expressions of gratitude had recently made their way to his consulting firm’s management team, and life was looking pretty good.

As his mind slipped off into thoughts of a long, relaxing weekend ahead, his boss came over to his desk and said, in a loud and pleased voice, “Your clients from the project you just completed have asked us to expand the project, to develop the technology ...

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