Project management can provide some interesting paradoxes when it comes to the sequencing and designing of your project tasks. Logic plays a big role in scheduling tasks, however, other factors can come into play and alter the course of your project. In this video, Bob McGannon shares two real life stories where the logical way of doing things was not in the best interest of the project or your business.
- Project management can provide some interesting paradoxes.…Take the scheduling of tasks.…Typically, we're expected to sit down with our teams…and determine the logical, most effective project plan.…However, more often than not, other factors arise…that alter the course of your project,…and your logical plan goes right out the window.…Here are a couple of real-life stories…where the logical way of doing things…was not the best way.…I was managing a project to design a technical solution…which required several existing systems to be integrated…into a new central application.…
The roll out of the solution was to be performed…one customer at a time over a six month period.…There were two approaches we could take as to when…we would design the customer interface.…The logical way was to lay out the interface…as we worked through the design phase for each customer.…This approach would've enabled us to only involve…each client once, as we designed…and implemented their solution.…However, we decided it would be best to perform…
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