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Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

Of course, they didn't have project management software.

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's Saturday--just three days before a major deadline for one of your biggest clients. You head to the office for a status report and, lo and behold, no one else bothered to show up.

Should you assume this is because the project has been completed and you have absolutely nothing to worry about? Not if you're a smart entrepreneur. Instead, you're more likely to jump on the phone and track down all the various people involved in the project to figure out what the heck is going on.

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