Reality can sometimes come back to hit you, especially when you're a project manager. No matter how well you plan and schedule a project, there will be issues that pull the carpet out from under you: sick employees, new decisions from stakeholders, or even a whole redesign of an element. This post from PM Hut lists 5 techniques to roll with the punches. Ranging from “keeping your cool” to “communicate”, the tips don't require anything in the way of new processes or tools. Instead, it focuses on a way of thinking that project managers should have in our current environment: changes will happen, projects will have problems, and that's OK.