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EXECUTE: Commonly Occurring Problems


Problem #10: In executing your project plan, your team encounters something unexpected -- something major that is beyond what could be handled by an action item.

This is a "triple constraints" problem. You need to work with your client to arrive at an agreed-upon solution.

For details on how to manage this situation, including how to prepare for and conduct the conversation with the client, see Chapter 5 of Techniques for Managing Projects.