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Time frames of all projects are crucial to the organization that I work for. Since we are non-profit, it is crucial to ensure that all projects are completed in timely manner because the budget is very limited and resources are sparse. What I found interesting from chapter one was the idea of the “normal” progression of a project. “This stretched-S pattern of slow rapid slow progress towards the project goal is common” (Meredith & Mantel, 2012, p. 18). Working in the healthcare I have found that since most of the training and development we do is based on rapid response or state regulations, the progression curve of the projects I work on look vastly different from the progression S-curve described by Meredith and Mantel. Since we require much of our funding by meeting state regulations and government mandates, our projects typically start extremely slow in order to understand what we are required to meet, then it is an extremely fast completion time once the scope has been defined. We work on a “have it done yesterday” mentality, which does not
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