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Every project manager, procurement officer, or any other type of professional who has major deadlines through the holidays will understand (and probably giggle at) this slideshare showcasing the pain ...

Every project manager, procurement officer, or any other type of professional who has major deadlines through the holidays will understand (and probably giggle at) this slideshare showcasing the pain and problems caused by providers and clients being out of sync.

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  • 1. : M e pl eo e t p er ec h oj w Pr ery : ev TO O FR 12 Days of Holiday Project Pains
  • 2. On the first day of Christmas my client gave to me: ACME CO. A product spec with no quantity. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION QTY: ???
  • 3. On the second day of Christmas my client gave to me: Two different due dates 1 DECEMBER 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
  • 4. QTY: ?? ???????? ???????? ???????? ..and a product spec with no quantity.
  • 5. On the third day of Christmas my client gave to me: Three missing emails SEARCH ! Acme Co Product Requirements Email not found! Try contacting the sender.
  • 6. 1 DECEMBER 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Two 31 30 different due dates
  • 7. QTY: ?? ???????? ???????? ???????? ..and a product spec with no quantity.
  • 8. On the fourth day of Christmas my client gave to me: Four emergency conference calls PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC
  • 9. SEARCH ! Acme Co Point of Contact Email not found! Try contacting the sender. Three missing emails
  • 10. 1 DECEMBER 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Two 31 29 30different due dates
  • 11. QTY:?!? ?!?!?!?!? !?!?!?!?! ?!?!?!?!? ..and a product spec with no quantity!
  • 12. On the fifth day of Christmas my client gave to me: FIVE POINTS OF CONTACT!
  • 13. Four emergency conference calls PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC Three missing emails SEARCH ! Acme Co Point of Contact Email not found! Try contacting the sender. SEARCH ! Acme Co Point of Contact Email not found! Try contacting the sender. SEARCH ! Acme Co Point of Contact Email not found! Try contacting the sender. 20 24 Two different due dates QTY: ??? And a product spec with no quantity!
  • 14. On the sixth day of Christmas my client gave to me: Six lost attachments ! Attachment “Acme Co Budget Approval.doc” and 5 others no longer exist. Would you like to remove them from the list? Yes No
  • 15. Five points of contact Four emergency conference calls PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC Three drafted but unsent emails “Oh, I Though I Sent this” Two different due dates 20 24 and a product spec with no quantity! QTY: ???
  • 16. On the seventh day of Christmas my client gave to me: Seven wrong inventories
  • 17. Six lost attachments ! Five points of contact Attach and 5 oment “Acme Co thers n o longeBudget Approv Would r exist. al.doc” you like to remo ve them from th e list? Yes No Four emergency conference calls PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC Three concerned emails “HEY, WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM YOU ABOUT..” 24 QTY 20 : Two different due dates ..and a product spec with no quantity! ???
  • 18. On the eighth day of Christmas my client gave to me: Eight rejected invoices TOTAL: $$$ TOTAL: $$$ INV. #1 INV. #5 TOTAL: TOTAL: $$$ $$$ TOTAL: $$$ $$$ TOTAL: $$$ $$$ INV. #1 INV. #7 INV. #1 INV. #6 TOTAL: TOTAL: INV. #4 INV. #3 INV. #2 INV. #1 TOTAL: TOTAL: $$$ $$$ INV. #1 INV. #8 TOTAL: TOTAL: $$$ $$$
  • 19. ? ? ? Seven wrong inventories : Y T UC D Six lost attachments Q PANIC ?!” T HE T RO P Five points of contact IS CK E Hconference calls Four emergency HE ET ER ! H Three angry emails “W 0 2 4 2 PANIC Attach and 5 oment “Acme Co thers n o longeBudget Approv Would r exist. al.doc” you like to remo ve them from th e list? Yes No Two different due dates PANIC and a product spec with no quantity! PANIC
  • 20. On the ninth day of Christmas my client gave to me: $ $ $ Nine lower bids $ $ $ $ $ $
  • 21. Eight rejected invoices PANIC 24 20 QTY Seven wrong inventories Six lost attachments Five points of contact! PANIC : ??? oc” .d val ? ist pro Ap el h et mt dg . Bu exist fro o m he e C er No cm long et “A o ov t n rem en hm hers e to ac t Yes k Attd 5 o ou li y an ld ou W Four emergency conference calls PANIC Three threatening emails ! “If you don’t deliver by deadline, I swear..” Two different due dates PANIC ...and a product spec with no freakin’ quantity!
  • 22. On the tenth day of Christmas my client gave to me: FINISH! DETOUR ---> CHANGE AHEAD Ten unexpected change orders!
  • 23. $ Nine lower bids $ PANIC Eight rejected invoices 24 20 QTY $ Seven wrong inventories Six lost attachments $ Five points of contact PANIC : ??? $ c” .do al rov ? ist pp el tA h ge mt ud st. fro o Br exi m e C ge the No Acm lon ve o t “ no n em me rs or ach othe et Yes lik Attd 5 ou n y a ld ou W Four emergency conference calls PANIC Three bitter emails $ ! $ “I KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.” Two different due dates $ ..and a product spec still$ without a quantity! PANIC
  • 24. On the eleventh day of Christmas my client gave to me: Eleven missing samples HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? HAVE SEEN YOU T PROD HESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG HAVE SEEN YOU T PROD HESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG CO ACME NOG EGG HAVE SEEN YOU T PROD HESE SAMP UCT LES? CO CME A G GNO EG
  • 25. $ $ Ten unexpected change orders Nine lower bids $ CHANGE PANIC 24 20 Seven wrong inventories AHEAD $ AHEAD QTY AHEAD Eight rejected invoices CHANGE CHANGE : ??? $ CHANGE Six lost attachments CHANGE AHEAD Five points of contact PANIC AHEAD c” .do al rov ? ist pp el tA h ge mt ud st. fro o Br exi m e C ge the No Acm lon ve o t “ no n em me rs or ach othe et Yes lik Attd 5 ou n y a ld ou W CHANGE Four emergency conference calls CHANGE AHEAD PANIC $ Three desperate emails ! $ “DEAR GOD PLEASE GET THIS ORDER DONE!” Two different due dates CHANGE AHEAD AHEAD CHANGE AHEAD CHANGE AHEAD ..and a product spec still without a quantity! $ $ PANIC
  • 26. On the twelfth day of Christmas my client gave to me: Twelve crazy deadlines
  • 27. $ Eleven missing samples$ HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG CHANGE 24 20 AHEAD Ten unexpected change orders CHANGE PANIC HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG Nine lower bids $ HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG QTY AHEAD Eight rejected invoices CHANGE Seven wrong inventories $ HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG AHEAD HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? Six lost attachments CO ACME NOG EGG CHANGE Five points of contact AHEAD HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? CO ACME NOG EGG : ??? CHANGE PANIC AHEAD ” doc l. ova r t? lis App he et . g mt ud st fro o Br exi C m me ge the No “Ac o lon move nt s n e re hm er to tac oth ke Yes li At d 5 n you a uld Wo CHANGE Four emergency conference calls CHANGE AHEAD PANIC $ HAVE SEEN YOU TH PROD ESE SAMP UCT LES? $ ! $ Three hysterical emails HELP! HELP! THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! Two different due dates CHANGE AHEAD AHEAD CHANGE AHEAD CHANGE AHEAD $ ..and a product spec that never had a quantity! $ PANIC C ACME NO EGG
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