Chapter . Introduction

The secret art

HOW DO YOU CONSISTENTLY MANAGE complex projects successfully?

There are people who are very successful at running projects. They have a track record in continuously meeting the objectives of complicated developments. When brought into conversation, and if they are being open, they will often query why people value what they do so highly. Not because the things delivered in projects are not highly valuable but because they think what they do is not that difficult. A regular comment is ‘it’s really just common sense isn’t it’. They work hard, but they do not get into that maniacal stress and overload that is often a feature of less well-run projects. They seem to be calmly in control. On the other hand there is ...

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