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Project Management applied to community kitchen

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I read the recent Scott Adams post "Eating is Broken" where he suggests that an intentional community cooking, dining, cleaning, food buying would be real slick if we just applied the practice of project management and some computer automation to the problem.

When I read the post, I thought about Paul's 540 meals story

The author is known for writing about half-baked ideas, often just for the entertainment value. I'm wondering if this idea might be useful though.

Would the results of Paul's 540 meals experience been 'more fair' if it was managed ala Project Management style? Would anyone have participated? Would it introduce a whole new set of problems?
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As he is the creator of Dilbert, I think he is being tongue in cheek. I wouldn't think project management would apply to community kitchen. A project generally has a start and finish, whereas a kitchen is more like a production environment, where schedules, requisition of materials, quality control, etc are most important.

Very little variation in delivery (i.e. lunch is at 12), but incremental changes are necessary, but have to been implemented with caution, because a complete failure has serious ramifications (i.e. everyone goes hungry)

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