Chapter 11: Overallocation – the Bane of Project Managers

The famous Parkinson's Law states that Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Soon, every buffer in your project is liable to be overrun with work. In the fiercely competitive world that project managers live in, there is a constant demand to deliver more than expected, for customer delight. This aspect is hardcoded into the mission plan of companies. As customers, we too are delighted to receive more than was promised. As a consequence of this universal market condition, the project manager is constantly bombarded with extra work to be accounted for within the schedule.

On the other hand, technology is disrupting every business domain. Along with the obvious benefits, ...

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