O'Reilly logo

Project Management for Profit: A Failsafe Guide to Keeping Projects On Track and On Budget by John Case, Brad Angus, Roger Thomas, Joe Knight

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 6

THE CRITICALNUMBER: GROSSPROFIT PER HOUR

One of us, Brad, served in a previous life as a navigator on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker. That’s where he learned the importance of gauges. Here’s his story:

From day one at flight school our instructors pounded into our heads that relying on our senses to figure out what was going on with our aircraft was not an acceptable aviation practice. In fact, it was a fool’s journey that would eventually end in unrecoverable losses of U.S. government property. Mechanical and biological losses, they stressed. The instructors backed up their warnings with huge piles of statistics documenting a number of untimely ends to perfectly good USAF airplanes. All of these were directly attributable to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required