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What Race Cars Can Teach Us About Projects

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VOICES ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT: INDEPENDANT IDEAS AND INSIGHTS BY AND FOR PROJECT MANAGERS

My last post on when to pull over a project to the side of the road generated much action on the Voices on Project Management Twitter feed. Here, I'll expand on that theme by highlighting the similarities in the makings of a race car and a successful project.
 
Today's race cars are a marvel of engineering and performance. They achieve these results while being extremely complicated and operating in harsh environments. However, to the spectator, racing appears to happen easily and naturally. When we see a race car whiz by, we don't see the many hours of planning that go into achieving both high speed and durability. 
 

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