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Techniques for Successful Management of Complex Projects
Author: Michael G. Hoover
Date: 10/83
Presented at the California AWWA Convention, Anaheim, California, Oct. 20, 1983

The early stage of planning and developing a project are good times. Everyone is friendly and project goals, objective, and budget are well defined and adequate. It doesn't take long, however, for the clouds to roll in, casting shadows on the concepts and statements of direction that seemed so clear at the beginning. Project managers usually have five or six reasons why their projects are totally unlike anything that has ever been done before. This uniqueness is supposed to make it understandable when objectives and procedures to implement the work go astray.