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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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We’ll Know Where We Are When We Get There

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Figure 22. We’ll Know Where We Are When We Get There

A VP claimed he had Attention Deficit Disorder. He didn’t demand different dates. Instead, he kept changing the project’s goal. First, the goal was a specific feature set. The velocity charts proved the team wasn’t going to meet the date. He changed the goal to performance for some specific features. But the performance was difficult to achieve. A few weeks later, he changed his mind to focus on reliability.

Here’s what I found humorous: he didn’t have this problem when he was a project manager. Nope, he made sure that each project he managed had a ...

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