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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Chapter 4. Success Criteria Breed Success[4]

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Success Criteria Breed SuccessThis article was originally published in The Rational Edge, February 2002. It is reprinted here, with modifications, with permission from IBM.

I’ve worked with some government agencies whose project funding is made available based on a state budgeting cycle. The project schedule is always presented as an imposed constraint: the project must be done by the end of the budget cycle. But people in these agencies tell me that if they don’t complete the project by that time, they nearly always get more money and time to finish the project in the next budget ...

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