Project management parables!

Here are some project management parables, what do you think?

  • A problem shared is a buck passed.
  • A little risk management saves a lot of fan cleaning.
  • When all’s said and done a lot more is said than done.
  • If everything is going exactly to plan, something somewhere is going massively wrong.
  • Quantitative project management is for predicting cost and schedule overruns well in advance.
  • To estimate a project, work out how long it would take one person to do it then multiply that by the number of people on the project.
  • Projects don’t all fail in the end, they fail at the beginning.
  • Meetings are events in which minutes are kept and hours are lost.

Jack Welch – The 3 Hiring Mistakes to avoid

More insight from the CEO of the century!

If only more senior managers understood the importance of the right people for the right job in their organisation; when they hire wrong, instead of thinking they look stupid, just got on with correcting the mistake.

Imagine a world where managers were candid with staff and did what was required to assist their organisations achieve their goals, not sit on there hands to afraid to make decisions.

Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes.

The 4 magic phrases to respond and buy time to answer any question…

As they say you learn something new every day. Well today was one of those days…

I learned the 4 magic phrases to respond to any question, further they also allow you to find out more information from the person asking the question and finally buy you more time to think about further answers…

The responses are:

1. That’s interesting, tell me more.

2. That’s interesting, why would you say that?

3. That’s interesting, why would you do that?

4. That’s interesting, why would you ask that?

With these 4 phrases you can respond to anything, from shutting people down when they attempt to confront you; or to buy some time to clear your head and gather your thoughts on a considered response to their actual question; or even just seek more or further particulars in relation to their actual question.

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I thought I was organised when it comes to my inbox, however when you look at the time it takes you to organise this stuff its amazing how long you actually spend…

A colleague had seen how I work and said “you have got to get this application, ClearContext, it will suit the way you work and save you tons of time”

So I have been using it for about a week and it has saved me over 4 hours in productivity already; it just makes things so easy.

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