The thing about projects … they’re a one day at a time kind of deal, just like everything else.
Starting with an end date in mind … you get things done one day at a time, or you don’t. You stay on track one day at a time, or you don’t. You fall behind one day at a time, or you don’t.
Assuming there was any kind of realism in the kick-off plan – that you budgeted the people and tools and scope along a timeline – the date become something to keep an eye on (or you don’t).
When things slip:
– Accept it … breathe in, breathe out, and keep on going.
– Don’t accept it … add more people, use more tools or change the scope.
Either way around, with your eye on the deadline, make slip-decisions with them wide open. Otherwise, who know when or what, and who cares anyway?
Skippy strategy: Manage people, tools and scope.
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