A Project Management Trap to Avoid

The Year Without PantsThere are tasks that are critical to the stakeholders and there are the tasks that are critical for the Project Manager:
Projects accumulate a pile of annoying tasks people postpone, but in order to ship the product, that pile must be emptied. Things that are less fun to do are usually harder to do, which means the pile isn’t ordinary work but a pile of unloved, unwanted, complex work… This means that at the end of any project, you’re left with a pile of things no one wants to do and are the hardest to do (or, worse, no one is quite sure how to do them.) It should never be a surprise that progress seems to slow as the finish line approaches.” — Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants

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