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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Schedule Chicken

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Figure 26. Schedule Chicken

Schedule Chicken most often occurs in a serial status meeting.[22] The project manager asks each person how they’re doing. Everyone says that they are right on schedule. In reality, no one is. Everyone is waiting for someone else to blink and admit that he or she is not on schedule. And rarely does anyone admit that he or she is not on schedule until it’s too late (Figure 26, Schedule Chicken).

A pragmatic project manager has several options:

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