It was a cold, gray October day as Jim Wickes pulled h's car into ABl's parking lot in their corporate offices in suburban Detroit. The leaves, in yellows and browns, swirled around his feet as he walked into the wind toward the lobby.

"Good morning, Mr. Wickes," said his secretary as he came into the office. "That proposal on the Stanhope project just arrived a minute ago. It's on y°ur desk."

"Good morning, Debbie. Thanks. I've been anxious to see it."

This was the day )im had scheduled to review the 1986 supplemental capital request and he didn't want any interruptions as he scrutinized the details of the flexible manufacturing project planned for Stanhope, Iowa. The Stanhope proposal, compiled by Ann Williamson, project manager and the managerial "champion" on this effort, looked like just the type of


V ; i project to fit ABI's new strategic plan, but there was a large element of risk in the project. Before recommending the project to Steve White, the executive vice president of AB1, lim wanted to review all the details one more time.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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