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Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams by Terry Schmidt

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Question #4—How Do We Get There?
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
—Alan Lakein
FIGURE 8.1 The LogFrame Helps Organize Activities, Budgets, and Schedules
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The Ancient Project that Saved the World

Do you wish you could have been there long ago when God instructed Noah to build an ark? Maybe the message came via a memo carved in stone or typed on God’s personal stationery.
I have decided to make it rain real hard for 40 days and 40 nights.Noah, I want you to build an ark big enough to hold a pair of all theanimals on earth (and people) so you can survive the flood. Afterthe flood, you can restore life on earth and ensure the long-term survivalof human and animal life.
Get everything necessary ready before the big rains start in six months.Build a seaworthy ark, bring a pair of each type of animal and peopleaboard, along with necessary supplies. Here’s an advance copy of Strategic Project Management Made Simple. Read about and use theLogical Framework for your project plan. Don’t feel pressured justbecause the future of civilization depends on your project managementskills. Good luck.
 
Whew! Definitely a career-defining opportunity—if he could pull it off! Noah realized he needed some high-powered Strategic Project Management concepts and started reading his new book. He flipped to the section about chunking.

Chunking ...

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