Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.— John P. Kotter
Risky Project Management quotations
Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
You're at your best when you don't know what you're doing.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.
When you don't know what you're doing, fake it.
Project management is the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck.
There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them
The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.
If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Experience comes from bad judgment.
The world does not need a better definition of issues, or better planning or project management. It needs the issues and the plans to have more of an impact, which is the promise of engagement.
Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That's what management is all about.
All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically. The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result.
Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.
Change is not made without inconvenience.
You can only elevate individual performance by elevating that of the entire system.
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration.
Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
What sets us apart from some of the other options available would definitely be our unique combination of skills and craftsmanship with being a well-managed business. We control the number of projects we are involved with so that our clients remain a top priority throughout the duration of their project.
Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan.
Always begin with the end in mind.
I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn.
The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.
The only real training for leadership is leadership.
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!
Reconnaissance memoranda should always be written in the simplest style and be purely descriptive. They should never stray from their objective by introducing extraneous ideas.
The extraordinary power of influence is now within everyone's reach.
Recent graduates, executive assistants, project managers, and business leaders can all benefit from Monarth's simple steps for 'getting everyone to follow your lead.'
Nobody knows how Honda is organized, except that it uses lots of project teams and is quite flexible.
Any Idiot can point out a problem .... A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems!
Of course a politician's promise isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Pervasive depletion and overuse of water supplies, the high capital cost of new large water projects, rising pumping costs and worsening ecological damage call for a shift in the way water is valued, used and managed.
Poor management can increase software costs more rapidly than any other factor.
Particularly on large projects, each of the following mismanagement actions has often been responsible for doubling software development costs.