Know when to say “when”

Have you ever watched a younger kid go up to the self-service soda fountain in a restaurant – like the ones you find at Five Guys? There is a skill to knowing when to say “when” so that the soda doesn’t overflow the cup – and that skill comes into play with projects, too. When undertaking a project, it can be easy to let the scope expand as new ideas arise or an overlooked need is identified. However, it is critical to ensure that your project is appropriately scoped according to the time and budget allocated to the project. Otherwise, you’re likely to end up with a sticky mess.

For more tips on avoiding sticky messes, sign up to attend Progress U. on June 20, 2013, and rev up your project management engine!

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