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The Six Dimensions of Project Management by Heidi A. Feickert, Michael S. Dobson

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CHAPTER 5

Powers of Six

If I knew where I was sailing from, I could calculate where I was sailing to.

—“Number Six” (Patrick McGoohan),The Prisoner (1960s television series)

As we’ve noted, the six dimensions of project management result from the six possible combinations of driver, middle constraint, and weak constraint. Each project, of course, remains “temporary and unique,” but unique only in some respects. In other respects, similarities exist. In each of the six dimensions, all projects with the same hierarchy of constraints contain common elements. By understanding the nature of each dimension, you can apply a series of insights to your ...

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