This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
"Tell me how you'll measure me, and I'll tell you how I behave"    - Eliyahu Goldratt
"Tell me how you'll measure me, and I'll tell what damn fool things I'll do to make the measurement look good."    - Tony Rizzo
"No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future."    - Ian E. Wilson
Actuals are water under the bridge. What matters is what remains, and whether the time and money that remain are sufficient for the work that remains and its uncertainty. And when talking about internally resourced projects like most IT shops, funny money costs associated with "actual" resource or PM hours are the last thing I'd worry about in trying to manage a project. Focus on the dependencies, the time, and the behaviors, and the money will be what it needs to be.
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