Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I ran across the list below – which is actually a subset of the original list – while reviewing the book “The Fundamentals of Project Management” by James P. Lewis. This book was published in 1995 so thoughts and processes have changed a little. I’ve selected what I believe are the most relevant items from Mr. Lewis’ original list for inclusion in this article. I’ve made some changes and additions as well. Read on…
It is one thing to know how to manage projects effectively. It is another to get people actually to manage them that way. Running by the seat of the pants seems a lot easier than doing all that planning, scheduling, and monitoring. Even when people invest three or four days in project management seminars, you find that they soon forget what they have been taught and go back to the old ways.
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