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Make sure that you have the time to be involved in such a project. If you are planning a comprehensive technology assessment, test lab, pilot project — the whole thing — nothing short of a full-time commitment and a team of several others is sufficient. Determine how much time you need to complete the job and then allot extra. If you are unsure of the amount of time, double that and work backward from there. We understand that "thumb-sucking" may not be realistic for many companies and individuals who often wish that they could multithread all the work processes that they have.

Tip Project management expertise is not essential but is highly recommended for all IT projects, no matter how small. Many administrators are great engineers but are not good at managing their / time. Understanding the differences between things such as labor and effort is a good idea.

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