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The Triple Constraints in Project Management by Michael S. Dobson

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CHAPTER 5

Strategies for Managing Performance-Driven Projects

When the performance criteria drive a project, the technically oriented project manager often feels that quality is in the driver’s seat. As we’ve observed, it’s important to distinguish between the performance criteria and quality. Quality is what they want. Performance is what you do. Clearly, the two are related, but they’re not identical.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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