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Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working by Fergus O'Connell

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PROJECTS AND GETTING STUFF DONE WHY YOU’RE PROBABLY BEING MISTAKEN FOR SANTA CLAUS

The boss calls you into her office, gathers up a pile of papers, hands them to you and says, ‘Congratulations, this is your next project. Sales have promised it’ll be delivered to the customer by September 30, the scope is set in the contract, it’s a fixed price contract so that means the budget is fixed and – by the way – you can’t hire any more people’.

It’s the start of a million projects.

What happens next? You say, ‘Sure’, take the stuff ...

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