Jason Fried

Jason Fried quotes on project management

Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Non-serial entrepreneur. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.

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Project stuck? Throwing more time, money, and people at it is like struggling in quicksand - you only get more stuck. Instead, scale it back, slice it up, siphon resources away from it on a specific date. Limits, not unlimited, helps things finish up.

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This is also why using a task-first tool to run projects is the wrong approach. When everything’s a task, you tend to make a lot of them! And you tend to make them for other people! The tools you use have a huge impact on how you work. Pay attention to your choices.

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Observation: Whenever you put a date range on something it’s more liable to be late than if you put a single date/deadline on something.

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Deadlines good. Dreadlines bad.

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