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What You Need to Know about Project Management by Fergus O'Connell

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Chapter 3. SUPPLY AND DEMAND

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

  • Project management is a problem in supply and demand

  • Why every job must have somebody to do it

  • Availability – the silent killer of projects

  • How to calculate availability

  • What dance cards are

  • How to play to the strengths (and to the weaknesses!) of the team

PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS A PROBLEM IN SUPPLY AND DEMAND

Like many things in life, project management is a problem in supply and demand. We're all familiar with supply and demand problems. There is our income [supply] and the cost of our lifestyle [demand]. If supply is greater than or equal to demand, we're in business. If supply is less than demand, we're in trouble. It's the same with project management.

In theory it's all really simple. If there are 100 ...

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