THE PROJECT MANAGER’S FEAR OF THE MILESTONE
Everyone knows when planning a big project that the target launch date is the very best day to book a day’s holiday. Not because you don’t want to share in the glory of success, but because you know that that will never ever be the live date. There’ll be slippage, issues, risks, etc etc.
The best thing when working on a project is when you’ve slipped and failed to complete something you’re meant to deliver but you know that someone else has slipped even further, thus completely disguising your own tardiness.
You see, you don’t need to run faster than the bear. You just need to run faster than your brother.