The myth of buffer time in projects - Part 1

Sabine Pfleger, Friday 26 July 2013 | Reading time: unknown

Part 1: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow…

The myth of buffer time in projects - InLoox

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion“, says Parkinson's law (C. Northcote Parkinson, 1955).

Everyone knows cases in which this doctrine applies to project management. At the beginning of a project, there is plenty of buffer time for all the project stages, so that the project team doesn’t fall behind and is able to deliver results to the customer in time. Towards the end of the project, things tend to get really stressful and meeting the project objectives is jeopardized. There are loads of projects which are finished far behind schedule.

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A new addition to the InLoox product family: The InLoox Mobile Apps

Sabine Pfleger, Wednesday 17 July 2013 | Reading time: unknown
   

Architects, corporate consultants or the field sales force are no longer the only ones to work on projects from changing locations. Mobility has become an important factor in all kinds of industries. Team members shuttle between projects and company sites and are part of distributed project teams.

While they are away on business, permanent callbacks at the office or the exchange of information via e-mail are cumbersome and error-prone. So, mobile team members often miss out on the change of a deadline or a contact person or on a new work package.

These are the team members we have developed our InLoox Mobile Apps for, which are now available for download.

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