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The Project Management Book by Richard Newton

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High-speed project management

What is this about and why is it important?

Most project managers and project team members have presented a well-thought-through project plan, only to get the response from sponsors and customers – can’t you do it any quicker? Looking from the opposite direction are sponsors and customers who have reviewed a project roadmap and felt it meets their requirements except for the time the project will take.

There are different reasons why projects are asked to go faster. Sometimes it is just part of that instinctive management response to ask for everything to be quicker and cheaper. Often it reflects a real need. Perhaps, a commitment was made before the project was planned. More generally, there is increasing pressure ...

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