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'Now this is exactly what I was referring to when I talked about 'scope creep'.'
"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."
Searching for the Perfect App
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"It all began with trying to measure project outcomes."
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'Looks like we'll bring your project in under budget. We were able to do it by not paying you.'
"I've got an opening for a project manager in a corporation that will chew you up and spit you back out on the street in record time. Interested?"
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"Let's celebrate our first accomplishment!"
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Now the onus was on Louis - who, up until then, hadn't even known what it onus was.
It was just a little setback - but the boss had a knack for making it seem much larger.
Project Manager Showdown
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'OK, good. I just wanted to be sure you were still on top of it.'
'That was a difficult project now let's move on to the next assignment.'
'Hey boss...I think I found the bottleneck.'
"The project must be failing! The manager just suggested I take all the credit for it!"
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'I'm promoting you to project coordinator because you seem to have an overall view of things.'
"The award for Best Team Performance In An Endless Meaningless Project goes to..."
"I'm glad my team places me on a pedestal."
"Can I add just one more project to your workload?"
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward MY vision!"
'Living in the hive isn't so bad, except that the Queen can be a real stickler for compliance.'
'Bob will be Godzilla in this structural integrity test.'