Audit at the O.K. Corral

I really wish I’d thought of this one…¬† ūüôā¬† (See the link below for PMI’s PM Network Magazine.)¬† Two project management auditors gang up on Wyatt Earp, demanding to know why he’s failed so miserably at the O.K. Corral.¬† They examine his project management methods and results, siting all kinds of iregularities.¬† Poor Earp has failed miserably in his famous gun battle, and he doesn’t even know why.

 Article by Michael Hatfield:


The point Hatfield is making is this: sometimes you just have to go out with guns blazing.¬† Some projects just need to get done, regardless of what the experts say.¬† I’ve done enough all-nighter’s, 24-hour weekends, and three-day coding summits to know what he is saying.¬† The big showdown is sometimes what it takes to get the job done, and honestly, you feel like a gunfighter when the dust finally¬†settles!

So, the next time your manager asks how you finished your project so quickly, tell him you went “Wyatt Earp” on it!


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