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The Big Briefing

By Terry Little It was my first big briefing as a program manager, a program status briefing to some senior “big-wigs.” I was pretty comfortable because things were going well with the program’s technical progress and schedule. However, I was concerned about the amount of money we were spending.

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Some Thoughts on Challenging the Status Quo

Terry Little When I talk with project managers the question I get, perhaps more than any other, sounds like this: “I want to do things differently, but my boss is just not receptive. What can I do?” That question is always troubling to me because I have no ready answer.

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Tough Questions

Driving back to my hotel, I felt exhausted. I had just spent four days at the Defense Systems Management College, meeting with 12 small groups of program management students to discuss a case study they had just completed.

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