Well, in the world of project management, time is not on your side. I'm sure you've all read/heard/experienced the effects of adding resources to late, realizing that something is missing to late, that required delivery date have changed to late, etc.......my recommendation - increasing gains:
- make sure the focus/pressure is present at the START of the project
- don't give in to any delays - resist the urge to take the easy way out
- don't let resources sit idle, there's always something that could be done, even in start up phase
- take advantage of any external delays, don't let your rhythm/dates be affected by external frictional sources.