Finance Director:'Hi, Claire, I hope you had a good journey. The traffic is terrible around here.'
Project Manager:'No problems at all, I must have been lucky.'
Finance Director:'Anyway, where are we with the project? Will you finish the development stage by next month?'
Project Manager:'Well, we are ahead of schedule with some of the tasks in the development stage. For example, the customer reaction task went quicker than we expected. So we finished it before the planned date. But we have encountered some unexpected issues with government regulations. The culture department don't like some of the photos, so we are going to have to change them. So there is a bit of a delay.'
Finance Director:'So, you are behind schedule? You are late with that part?'
Project Manager:'Unfortunately, yes. You know that the government is always slow. So, it's taking longer than planned. And because of this, it has a knock on effect on the rest of the project. we can't start anything else until we have changed the photos!'
Finance Director:'So, what you're saying is that you won't finish the project in June as we agreed? You won't meet the project's final deadline?'
Project Manager:'Well, once we have changed the photos, which should be next week, we're going to work harder and longer. So, I'm sure that within a month we'll be on schedule with the project again. And we'll meet the final deadline in June.'