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Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Go
Cost overruns are an all too common phenomenon with information technology (IT) projects. A myriad of causes are to blame: scope creep, improper budgeting, and

i acknowledge that i received  functionality. Okay, fair enough, I can acknowledge individual learning differences and need for different instructional styles. So, I switched it up to a more participatory style, where I sought to have the team lead configure every single tiny detail of the examples we were working with. Previously, we had done spot checks—now he/she was going to have to really get his/her hands dirty! This really didn’t quite go to plan. The individual accused me of being lazy and making him/her do all the work whi

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