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The Complete Project Manager by Alfonso Bucero, Randall Englund

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Chapter

THE ROLE OF HUMOR AND FUN

A joke in a project is a very serious thing.

—Alfonso Bucero

A project manager walks into his boss’s office and says, “Here is the bottom-line budget we need for the project to succeed.” The boss asks, “What can you do for half the money?” The project manager says, “Fail.” The boss asks, “When can you get started?” The project manager says, “I think I just did.”

Observe your reaction to the previous paragraph. Did you smile, laugh quietly, snicker, or break out in a hearty laugh? People react differently to ...

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