For truly comic relief, there is perhaps no better resource than Scott Adams and the Dilbert comic strip.
Since I don’t read newspapers very often (does anyone anymore?), nowadays I get my Dilbert fix online. However, I don’t always find the time to read the comic strip on a regular basis. Therefore, I catch up by reading several weeks of it all at once.
I like to find one or more recurring themes (which is very easy to do with Scott Adams) and then share some of my favorites.
Today’s blog post provides some recent Dilbert Views on the wonderful world of project management. Enjoy!
Dilbert on Project Management
The first step in project management is proper planning, which starts by selecting a good acronym:
The next step is to properly establish realistic estimates for the primary tasks in the project plan:
Of course, the most important resource allocation is the project leader, so you must choose wisely:
Finalizing the delivery date can involve some tricky math, it’s much easier to just add more resources:
However if simply adding additional resources won’t really help, there is always an alternative approach:
Once it becomes impossible to meet the project’s carefully determined deadline, you know what must be done:
But fear not, your project can be brought to a graceful conclusion following this standard best practice: