7Flowcharting for Project Control

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

ELBERT HUBBARD

“I’m tracking my project with a method used by the government for a submarine development program,” one manager told another. “And now I can really identify with the Navy.”

“Why, because it helps you keep your project on schedule?” the other one asked.

“No, because I’m having trouble keeping my head above water.”

If you have a lot of time, you can develop and use a complex scheduling system to control your project. However, if you are facing the crunch most project managers face, you’re continually battling to stay on schedule or just to catch up. The secret is to find an effective method you ...

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