Wednesday, September 5, 2007

golden rule

these cannot be more right... just that many people still didn't realise it. sigh.

golden rule of project management

1. it takes one woman nine months to have a baby. but it cannot be done in one month by impregnating nine women.
2. nothing is impossible – for the person who doesn't have to do it.
3. you can con a sucker into committing to an impossible deadline, but you cannot con him into meeting it.
4. a user will tell you anything you ask, but nothing more.
5. what is not on paper has not been said.
6. i know that you believe that you understand what you think i said, but i am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.
7. there are no good project managers - only lucky ones.
8. fast, cheap and good – you can only have two.
9. anything that can be changed will be changed until there is no time left to change anything.
10. only two things are as certain as project over-runs – death and taxes.

1 comment :

Unknown said...

> 8. fast, cheap and good – you can only have two.

you will get at least one in the end