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Compressed Project Management Schedules Discourage Innovation and Improvement

Compressed Project Management Schedules Discourage Innovation
While the realistic project management schedule is still a challenge, more productivity improvements happen with realistic schedules because people have the time to innovate and improve how they do their work. This is in contrast to the compressed schedule where there is insufficient time to just get the core tasks done which in turn discourages taking the time to try new things that could improve productivity.
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In Project Management 9+3 Is Not Equal To 12

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We know that throwing additional resources at an already late project rarely makes the project run on time. Often it only makes it run later. Similarly, going with an aggressive schedule with an early date for the purpose of actually hitting a later date is equally counterproductive.
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One Way To Make Your Project Risk Free?

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We all seem to know that throwing people at a late project may only make the project later. Yet, we all too often still do it for a variety of reasons including as a way to manage risk in a project. Having your best people ready to jump in and solve problems appears to be a smart strategy, but is it really?
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It Should Work The First Time

Improving team performance is as much about attitude as it is about using specific project management techniques to improve quality.  Here, "It Should Work The First Time" caught the imagination of the staff and became a cultural and performance changing philosophy
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The Busiest Project Test Organization Was Also The Best

A busy project test organization can mean your products are having problems. In this case however, the fact they were very busy helped the test organization to stay objective about reporting dramatically improved test results without missing a beat. Other test teams described in this series of articles reacted in inefficient ways when product quality improved dramatically.
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Want Project Quality? Use the “B” Team

You have a big project. Critical to the company. So you put your best people on it. The "A" team. Funny, you always seem to get the same results. If your company is not doing well, your "A" team still results in you not doing well. Often, I attribute this kind of consistent pattern to a cultural or major organizational issue that needs to be resolved.
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