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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Case in Point: Time Boxing at Oatland Container Corp.

Oatland Container Corp. produces corrugated cardboard boxes and related packaging materials for the shipping and storage industries. If you’ve ever used one of those self-storage centers, chances are you’ve probably packed something into an Oatland box. Because of the demands of corporate growth, the company’s Systems Division has seen its resources taxed to the point of strain. Recently it was faced with a growing series of project delays, problematic implementations, and a few embarrassing rollbacks. Management took a look at the situation and identified a host of organizational habits and factors as likely contributors to the troubles. Electing to tackle these issues a few at a time, management ...

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