[B][COLOR=black][FONT=Arial]The little Black Book of Project Management
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][CENTER]Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future
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Imagine this situation: You’ve just been given the job of completing a very large project. Your
sources are limited, your budget is very small, and your deadline is very short. The precise goals
of the job have not been defined as well as you’d like, and you don’t know where to start.
This situation challenges your management skill on many levels. You’ll have to ask for a
definition of just what you’re expected to achieve. Then you’ll need to plan well enough so that
you will accomplish the desired result, by the deadline and within budget. Rarely will you be
given a well-defined, fully budgeted project and asked merely to pilot your resources through to
the end result. More likely you will be given an assignment that includes nothing beyond the
demand for a generalized end result. The rest is up to you.