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Need More Contingency? Run a Fast Project!

Need More Contingency? Run a Fast Project!

Of the many benefits of running a fast project, a somewhat unexpected one is what it can do to your store of contingency. Contingency is one of the more troubled areas of project management. Sensible industries – such as construction, for example, or filmmaking – expect to see contingency in a plan. Then, there are …

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Multitasking is disastrous for productivity – so why does everybody do it?

Multitasking is disastrous for productivity – so why does everybody do it?

I’ve consulted with more than 500 companies and organizations since I started my first company, ETP (www.etpint.com) in 1992. I can’t think of one of them that doesn’t engage in multitasking i.e. where a pool of people is spread across and works on a series of projects / activities (‘things’). Generally then, every person multitasks i.e. …

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