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Lessons in Project Management, Second Edition by Jeff Mochal, Tom Mochal

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Understand the Characteristics of a Project

Jerry and I had scheduled a meeting prior to the company closing for New Year’s Day, and I found him waiting outside my office when I arrived.

“Jerry, I am terribly sorry to be so la—”

“Tom! Good to see you,” he interrupted. “Don’t be silly about being late. I just got here 15 minutes ago myself.”

“It took me longer than anticipated to get the snow shovelled this morning. I must be moving slower in my old age!”

“A shovel? We need to get you a snow blower!”

I smiled at his suggestion, recalling I had similar thoughts just a few hours earlier.

Jerry and his wife, Barbara, were trying to buy their first ...

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