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Many activities in a typical project plan are not independent, yet we continually forget this. When someone is late on the first of a handful of similar items we’ve all heard or given the answer, “Yes, I was late this time, but I’ll make it up on the rest.” This stems from the belief that the knowledge gained from completing the first activity will allow the remaining similar activities to be completed more quickly than called for in th...

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I think that we are so anxious to please, that we are continuously caught in the trap of preferring optimism over realism.