Chapters 1 & 2 reflection

--Originally published at Project Evaluation and Management

The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management

Chapter 1

The first chapter is named Opportunity Knocking.

In this chapter the novel present Mrs. T to us, he is the ReSOE (Released to Seek Opportunities Elserwhere) of the Big Telephone and Telecommunications Company´s.

Mrs. T was a manager and the spy from Morovia was talking with him and she ask this:

“Let me answer that question with a question. What’s the hardest job in management?”
“People,” Tompkins replied automatically. He knew exactly where he stood on this subject. “Getting the right people for the right job. That’s what makes the difference between a good manager and a drone.”

I think that this was the most important part in the lecture because she was giving an opportunity to him and they start to talk about management. I think that the opportunities only present at once’s, Ann you have to make a good decision for that opportunity, not all the time opportunities arise in your life, so you have to take advantage of when you have one in your way.

They talk about “What’s the hardest job in management?”, He replied with people. This is the first time we see the word manager. I think the same, the people are the hardest job in management, because you have to choose the correct person. because people are the ones who do the work and if they are not happy or bring problems to work a heavy work environment is created

Chapter 2

The second chapter is named Standing Up to Kalbfuss.

In this second chapter they are like in a plane and Mrs. T dreams for a moment some things. Once you wake up. he starts talking to others and Kalbfuss tells him to teach them the hard science of management.

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