Over the years ‘interested parties’ have asked me the following questions:

  • Why do we need detailed project plans?
  • Why do we need detailed cost break-downs?
  • A basis of estimate?  What’s that?  Do I really need one?
  • How do I get my customers to pay for those Project Management costs?

Rather than offering a lot of consultant type wisdom, I thought you might find some recent news articles a bit more informative and instructive as ‘case studies’.


Mark Rabideau

Mark Rabideau is a Management Mentor/ Coach with over 40 years of Engineering and Management Experience. He is a CMMI Institute SCAMPI High Maturity Lead Appraiser and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is also licensed to teach both the CMMI-DEV and SVC constellations' courses. You may contact Mark directly by using the PEP contact page.