Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans

Subject: Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 07:52:56 -0700

I usually just do what I want, make it rock, and sell the benefits of the
ad hoc work over the planned work. We found that sometimes planned work
didn't take into account variables that arose after we dug into the project.

Nine times out of ten, the flexibility wins out. On the tenth time, I wind
up working overtime to complete the other work, because we sae benefits in
both being done.

Lately I've been reporting my findings to a manager before I embark I any
such task. Then I let the management battle it out. Each group only wants
to do the minimum amount of work. I want to exceed expectations. It helps
when your interests and ad hoc work align with the person in charge.

-Tony

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References:
ad hoc work overwhelms plans: From: Milan Davidović
RE: ad hoc work overwhelms plans: From: Cardimon, Craig

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