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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Tip 1With Too Many Constraints, You Decide

Overconstrained projects will fail. Too many drivers means no one knows what the success criteria are. Too many constraints means no one in the organization is willing to make priority decisions.

If you need to, push your management into making some decisions about what’s driving the project, what the constraints are, and where you have more flexibility. If that doesn’t work, make the decisions yourself. Your project and the organization will benefit.

You can’t create project drivers that don’t fit inside the project constraints. If you try, you have the problem of a ten-pound project in a five-pound project bag. No matter what you try, you just don’t have enough people, time, money, or tools to ...

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