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

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Be Proactive to Accelerate the Project Schedule

Lindsay Peterson stops by my office on Halloween day to discuss her project to consolidate worldwide sales data for the Sales Department. I hardly recognize her when she steps into my office. She is wearing a white jumpsuit, big gold glasses, and a fake wig. Mega Manufacturing encourages its employees to come dressed in costumes for Halloween, and Lindsay’s is one of the best—a female Elvis!

“Boy, it’s tough to imagine the teenagers swooning over you,” I joke as she comes in and sits down.

“Very funny, Tom. Tell me, who exactly are you supposed to be?”

I am wearing a regular suit and tie, but I ...

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