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Ch5 Chapter Questions - Ch 5 Reading Planning For Crises in...

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Ch. 5 Reading: Planning For Crises in Project Management Question 1: Planning is an activity that consumes costly resources that are often overwhelmed by the need to perform prescribed tasks within a time-constrained schedule. In this constrained environment, it’s easy to drop tasks that involve thinking about something that probably won’t happen anyway. Task oriented people want to get started and figure that they will handle whatever comes up, just as they have in the past. Unfortunately, this is an expensive and risky way to manage, particularly as projects get larger and more complex. The bottom line is, in a big project something is bound to not go perfectly as planned. Before a project starts there is always aspects that one will have concerns about. These are the things that should be thought about before the project begins. These things need to be expected to go wrong and planned for accordingly. It would be a shame for a big project to fail only because something that was expected to go wrong does. This is what
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