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Not all projects are huge construction jobs or complex IT jobs.  In fact, most projects are small or comparatively trivial and inexpensive – these being some 80% of all projects undertaken and represent only 20% of all project expenditure – being one interpretation of the Pareto principle.  Pareto was an “Italian economist” and how’s that for an oxymoron.  Although, Italy’s real affliction isn’t economics at present, it seems to be politics.

This blog is about a small project.  However, even big projects are simply a number of related small projects usually call tasks or activities (if we apply project terminology) that we do ourselves, delegate to a family member or occasionally contract out.  Attached here is a useful paper about managing small projects, such as the personal project I describe in this blog item.  … Read More »


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