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

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Don’t Use Your Estimating Contingency for Scope Changes

May 5 was a fun day for the employees at Mega Manufacturing. The company always paid for a nice Cinco de Mayo luncheon from Tico Taco, one of the few Mexican restaurants in Dickens. For most people, the annual party provided a nice opportunity to get outside and enjoy socializing with colleagues in an open environment. It was always fun to see Dennis Lucas, our CEO, wearing a sombrero. Dennis was in his 60s and wore small, round glasses on his tiny head. He was also bald, which allowed the sombrero to slide over his ears to the top of his glasses—always an entertaining sight to see.

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