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'Now this is exactly what I was referring to when I talked about 'scope creep'.'
Yes, Mr Jones, this is the right meeting room for the SWOT analysis.
"As you can see, I've gotten in way over my head."
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"We're a day late and four hundred million dollars short."
"It all began with trying to measure project outcomes."
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Searching for the Perfect App
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Nerdville: the beer coaster project.
"To be honest, the hardest part was the ISO certification."
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"She says she's from Quality Control. We've failed the furniture inspection."
The project meeting became tense as Henry, a Process Improvement black belt, and Cedrid, the Social Media Wizard, clashed over budget restraints.
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'How are you getting on with the strategy for growth ?'
'Quick...follow that rainbow.'
It was just a little setback - but the boss had a knack for making it seem much larger.
'Who wants to work late again, raise your hands.'
Project Manager Showdown
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'That was a difficult project now let's move on to the next assignment.'
'Hey boss...I think I found the bottleneck.'
"The award for Best Team Performance In An Endless Meaningless Project goes to..."
"I'm glad my team places me on a pedestal."
"As my CV says, my approach to project management is of course "the carrot or the stick"..."
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Jerry was found catatonic in the break room after being told his project budget was cut in half and timing reduced by 2 months.
Project Managers in Hell
"The boss says to please come back in, Tom. We'll find a way to fund your project!"