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

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Practice Activities

  1. Use Table 13-1 to assess whether your project or organization is already caught in any of these 10 wtraps. If so, think of ways to get out of that trap. If you aren’t already trapped, do you see warning signs looming ahead? If so, think of how you might avoid getting caught in the trap.

  2. Table 13-2 summarizes the symptoms of each trap described in this chapter. Rate each symptom to indicate whether it poses a risk for your organization. Mark the Green column if you see no signs of that symptom in your organization. Mark the Yellow column if you see hints of that symptom appearing. Mark the Red column if you’re already experiencing problems from that symptom.

Table 13-1. Your Metric Traps

Trap

Are You Caught?

Do You Spot Symptoms? ...

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