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Top 20 Quotes About Project Management

Are you a project manager in need of inspiration? Check out these 20 quotes about project management that will inspire you to be a better leader!

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Top 20 Quotes About Project Management

  1. 1. Top 20 Quotes About Project Management Compiled by Capterra
  2. 2. “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.” Tom Demarco
  3. 3. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw
  4. 4. “Change before you have to.” Jack Welch
  5. 5. “I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great people.” Jeffrey R. Immelt
  6. 6. “How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time.” Frederick Brooks
  7. 7. “Know when to cut your losses if necessary. Don't let your desire to succeed be the enemy of good judgment. If Napoleon had left Moscow immediately, he may have returned with a salvageable army.” Jerry Manas
  8. 8. “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” Thomas Sowell
  9. 9. “In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.” Bill Gates
  10. 10. “Managing senior programmers is like herding cats.” Dave Platt
  11. 11. “Data is like garbage. You’d better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.” Mark Twain
  12. 12. “Swapping out the nine-to-five for a more agile, independent working life brings with it one other huge benefit - a channel for self-actualization.” Leah Busque
  13. 13. “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” Stanislaus Lezczynski
  14. 14. “In NASA, we never punish error. We only punish the concealment of error.” Al Siepert
  15. 15. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking
  16. 16. “Deadlines aren't bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it.” Harvey Mackay
  17. 17. “A task is not done until it is done.” Louis Fried
  18. 18. “No matter what the problem is, it's always a people problem.” Gerald M. Weinber
  19. 19. “Most of the time, you find that the smaller the budget, the more the project is about something substantive.” Robert Carlyle
  20. 20. “The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.” Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
  21. 21. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Vijay Dhameliya
  22. 22. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Vijay Dhameliya
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