Counting the cost

The discussion so far has conccntratcd on try ing to complete the project hy the earliest completion date with the minimum number of staff. We have seen that doing this places constraints on when activities can be carried out and increases the risk of not meeting target dates.

Alternatively, Amanda could have considered using additional staff or lengthening the overall duration of the project. The additional costs of employing extra staff would need to be compared to the costs of delayed deliver)' and the increased risk of not meeting the scheduled date. The relationship between these factors is discussed later in this chapter.

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