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Finding an Optimum – ‘More Haste: Less Speed’ | Video

Finding an Optimum - 'More Haste: Less Speed' | Video

‘More haste: less speed’ my dad would say. And it is certainly true when you are trying to find an optimum way of doing things.

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In this short thought-video, I muse on this and look at why shortcuts in project management tend to fail. I connect this to two well-documented paradoxes:

  • Jevons Paradox – William Stanley Jevons, 1860s
  • Braess Paradox – Dietrich Braess, 1960s

The fast route is not always the best route. More haste – less speed.

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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