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Chapter 5. Making the Plan Bulletproof

Unexpected things will happen on your project. Most of those unexpected things will be bad, i.e. they will have a negative effect on the project and tend to blow it off course or slow it down. If you want to have a fast project, you want to try as far as possible to reduce the effect of these things.

You have to realise that the plan as it stands is a very fragile thing. If you were to go with this plan, then as soon as the first little whoopsie happened on the project – Charlie goes sick for half a day, for example – you start to fall behind schedule and bang goes your fast project. So you must take your fragile, delicate plan and toughen it up. You want to make it robust so that you can send it out into ...

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