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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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4.8. Tracking Budgetary Expenses

It is very easy for expenses to spiral out of control. Imagine that you are buying a new server. You're talking with your favorite vendor and he's showing you that for a couple hundred dollars more you can have two processors instead of one. And you say, "Might as well." Then the vendor shows how for a couple hundred more you can add 200GB more storage. And you say, "Might as well." Then the vendor shows how for just a little more you can really up the RAM. Again you say, "Might as well."

"Might as well" are some dangerous words when it comes to shopping, aren't they? It's so easy to tack on some bells and whistles for just a few dollars more. Before you know it, those few dollars more have stretched your budget ...

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