Meet Minimum Requirements—Anything More Is Too Much
Does this conversation between a project manager and a project outsider sound familiar? It was a Y2K project, but it could have been any project.
|Outsider:||“Will your project complete on time?”|
|PM:||“We have no choice.”|
|Outsider:||“I didn’t ask if you had a choice. I asked, ‘Will you complete on time?’”|
|PM:||“This is an important project. There’s a lot riding on the success of this project. We must complete on time.”|
|Translation:||“No, we won’t complete on time. Anybody with any project experience knows this.”|