Chapter 11

Ensuring Successful Project Execution

We are nearly at the end of the book and are just now getting to the subject of project execution. There’s a lesson in that. The time you spend laying the foundation of a project—in the form of justification, requirements gathering, definition, team building, project planning, and risk assessment—is likely to be a fraction of the time you would spend in a state of chaos, confusion, and rework if you had blindly jumped into the project.

Another important point must be made. Although we have spent a proportionately long time addressing these topics in this book, the proportions are different in real life. You will spend 5 to 10 times more in project execution than you will in establishing your project. ...

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