Avoiding King Kong Projects
“Hey Percy, what happened to the two medical writers who were supposed to start work with us this week?”
“Oh, you didn’t hear, Luke? They were pulled to work on project PDE_311 at the last minute.”
“Ugh, just like the bio-statistician that we were supposed to have last month!” said an exasperated Luke.
“That’s the law of the jungle, right?” Percy returned. “PDE_311 is the top-priority project, and we are out-of-sight and out-of-mind.”
“So, what did it mean back in June when our project was ‘funded’, anyway? We never seem to get the resources we request, and you KNOW they’ll be all over us when we slip our deliverable dates…”
This company is making a critical resource planning mistake; have you experienced it yourself?