(Posted on the LiquidPlanner blog on 3/24/11)
I walked into my favorite hardware store last week to pick up something fairly small and obscure. It's one of those typical Mom & Pop stores, with every available inch of the walls covered with stuff. Everything from power tools to lint traps...you name it and they have it (in a very small space of course). I was looking for those little plastic things that are used to hold down a power cord, you know the type, right? Of course I didn't know what they were called then but all I had to do was describe it and the store owner knew exactly what it was and where to find it.
Can you imagine how long it would have taken to find the these "cord staples" had the store owner not been there to help? I mean, this is not your average store, with neatly lined shelves and items stacked perfectly. It's more like an organized chaos, and without the help of the workers there, you'd be lost.
Similarly, when working with your project team....
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