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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 14. Balancing the Budget and Other Project Variables

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Review the relationship between scope, schedule, quality, and cost

  • Identify ways to assign resources to meet objectives

  • Understand methods for optimizing the schedule

  • Review business decisions that affect project variables

“There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.”

JAMES WOLFE

To be a project manager, you had better be able to juggle. Your aim is to balance the project’s objectives and scope with the constraints of time, money, scope, and quality; and the realities of change requests, risks, and the ebb and flow of day-to-day progress. At the same time, you must temper the moods of your project team—from organizational inertia, ...

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