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  •  Sort of like Option 3 (8+ / 0-)

    Have you noticed that every presentation by a large entity (I usually see it in utility or school district projects, but also happens in corporate ones as well) has the dreaded Option 3?  That's the one where people clearly sat around and asked how they could make the thing more disruptive and expensive.  Option 1 or 2 is what they really want to do.  When it comes time for the presentation meeting, everyone focuses like a laser on Option 3, tells all the reasons why it's stupid, etc.  Then the final action report says something like "Everyone hated Option 3 in the meeting, so we discarded it.  After further evaluation, the project team recommends Option 2."  As the project proceeds, everyone grumbles about Option 2, but is at least glad it wasn't Option 3.  

    I tell you, I've seen this at least half a dozen times in the last couple of years.  If anyone out there is on a project team, always include Option 3.  

    The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. -Mark Twain

    by boatgeek on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 09:19:48 AM PST

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