Best 13 Quotes & Tweets on Project management

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1

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.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

2

Fundamental skill: Planning, organizing, and executing projects. No matter what you do, from cleaning your house to to running a company, life is a series of projects. Life is a game of project management.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

3

All my projects have two parts. 1) Doing the actual project. 2) Documenting the project and sharing what I learned so other people can do the same thing. More people should do Step #2 because you’re 80% done with it by the time you finish a project.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

4

How I choose new projects: 1) Solve problems other people aren’t solving. 2) Should have transformative, life-changing upside. 3) My competitive advantage should be obvious. When I have all three, I commit.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

If you want a problem solved make it someone’s project. If you want it managed make it someone’s job.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

6

The most complicated problems are made less overwhelming by breaking them into discrete sub-problems, assigning teams with a clear goal, & having patience. If you don't have the resources to solve all the sub-problems, partner & focus on a narrower set.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

7

Most projects that are 70% done are not released because they aren’t perfect yet. However, if you edited down what you have to its very essence, you’d probably stand to gain 90% of the impact if you just released that to the world.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

8

Roam and Notion aren’t major competitors. Roam is a programming language for ideas, geared towards individuals. Notion bundles project management, corporate communications and knowledge management, and it’s geared towards teams.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

9

Remote work for software development is nothing new. It's been around for the better part of 25 years. What's new is the consumer quality tools that improve communication, development, project management and design. There's the delta. Better tools = better throughput/product.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

10

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.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

11

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.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

12

Deadlines good. Dreadlines bad.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

13

I have discovered the only thing worse than managing a project spanning 3 disparate time zones. It is managing a project spanning 8 disparate time zones.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11