Chapter 6

Time Management

Time management includes the processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project.

—PMBOK® Guide

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Jesse Jackson

A predictable organization does not guess about the future and call it a plan; it develops the capacity to rapidly respond to the future as it unfolds.

Mary Poppendieck

Physicists, scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers have debated the idea of time for thousands of years. Is it an unchanging presence in our universe, or is it a separate entity somehow entangled with space? Is it merely a measurement imposed by man, an illusion?

What we know in the project management realm is that time is an important ...

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