I recently found myself watching Forrest Gump on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I have seen this movie probably 10 times and I always struggle with Forrest’s famous quote “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I always tell Forrest to just look at the paper insert in the box that identifies what is contained in each chocolate…but he never listens. The chocolate maker had already recognized this potential risk in making assorted chocolates and put a plan in place to mitigate that risk. This is the value of project management—and we all use some version of project management in our everyday lives



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