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

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Focus on Deadlines to Keep Your Project from Wandering

A week before the Christmas holiday, I paid a visit to Lauren Carter, the project manager responsible for moving the old shop floor batch reports to the Web. When I last met with her, she was only a couple weeks away from finishing the project. It had been six weeks, and she was still four weeks away from finishing. I liked going to her office because she had a large display of sports memorabilia including several basketballs from her high school days commemorating the records she had broken plus several autographed balls and jerseys. My favorite was a pair of sneakers autographed by Michael ...

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