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10.8. Dealing with Unreasonable Schedules

If you get through all this planning and find that you cannot deliver an acceptable set of deliverables with the available resources within the mandated schedule, you need to speak out strongly and quickly. However, make sure you have some alternatives to propose before you raise a ruckus.

Project managers will expect you to exhaust all of the possibilities within your control before you come to them asking for resources or time. They will also expect you to look into all three dimensions of the flexibility matrix, content, resources, and time. When you do come to project management, you need to bring a proposal that describes what you have already done and alternatives that address all three ...

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