“Sounds like you are not so sure of yourself?” I asked.
“I know it’s just another project,” Andrew replied. “And, my experience is deep in project management. My company always gave me the tough projects, the ones with the longest critical path, where Murphy has plenty of time to play.”
“Then, why your doubt on this project?” I pressed.
“When I was successful at managing one project, my company gave me a second project. I did the second project the same way I did the first project and everything was fine.”
“And, so my company gave me a third project,” Andrew said.
“How did you do the third project?”
“Same way I did project one and project two. Everything was fine, on-time, on-spec, on-budget.” Andrew paused. “So, they gave me 20 projects, all at the same time, and, six junior project managers to go along.”
“And now, what’s the problem?”
“Managing 20 projects is different than managing three projects. It’s a different level of work. It is a different level of problem solving and a different level of decision making.”