Problems in Project Management:
Why the Military Services Have Trouble Communicating

     
	General Joe Whigham is ordered by the Secretary of Defense to gather 
	together a Navy Lieutenant and Captains from the Army, Marine Corps, and 
	Air Force to discover why the services have trouble communicating with each 
	other.  He begins by saying that their first project task is to "secure" a 
	certain building, and asks each of them to go home and prepare a list of 
	steps for the project management plan and bring them to the meeting the 
	next morning.
     
	The Navy Lieutenant calls his Master Chief and says:
	 Tell those swabs to:
	 -- Unplug the coffeepots
	 -- Turn off the computers
	 -- Turn out the lights
	 -- Lock the doors and leave the building unoccupied
     
	The Army Captain has his list in his notepad:
	 -- Assemble the company
	 -- Appoint guard mount and Sergeant of the Guard 
	 -- Take control of all exits
	 -- Make sure no one gets into the building without a pass
	     
	The Marine Corps Captain writes down her steps on palm of her hand:
	 -- Assemble the platoon and supplies
	 -- Approach the building along three axes
	 -- Bring the building under mortar and SAW fire 
	 -- Assault the building under covering fire
	 -- Sequester surviving prisoners
	 -- Establish lanes of fire
	 -- Prepare artillery calls
	 -- Repel counterattacks
	     
	The Air Force Captain types his list into his laptop:
	 -- Contact real estate agent
	 -- Negotiate 1-year lease
	 -- Be sure to get option to buy
	





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