CHAPTER 7

ESTABLISHING AND MONITORING DEADLINES

Project time management is perhaps the most visible planning activity. It is where we get the most benefits from software applications and other tools.

There is a problem with the excess of focus that people and organizations usually give to deadlines, trying to manage time in a desperate way. The truth is that time is not what really needs to be managed. Time is a consequence of the work to be done, of the risks that surround the project, and of the competence and motivation of the team, among other things.

What the organizations really have to do is to plan and manage other areas like scope, risks, and human resources in the best possible way so as to allow the results to be realized over ...

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