Vi siete mai chiesti perché i progetti falliscono? (english)

1.      Projects with realistic budgets and timetables don’t get approved.

2.      The more desperate the situation the more optimistic the progress report.

3.      A user is somebody who rejects the system because it’s what he asked for.

4.      The difference between project success and failure is a good PR company.

5.      Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn’t have to do it.

6.      Every failing, overly ambitious project, has at its heart a series of successful small ones trying to escape.

7.      A freeze on change melts whenever heat is applied.

8.      You understood what I said, not what I meant.

9.      If you don’t know where you’re going, just talk about specifics.

10.     If at first you don’t succeed, rename the project.

11.     Everyone wants a strong project manager – until they get him.

12.     Only idiots own up to what they really know (thank you to President Nixon).

13.     The worst project managers sleep at night.

14.     A failing project has benefits which are always spoken of in the future tense.

15.     Projects don’t fail in the end; they fail at conception.

16.     Visions are usually treatable.

17.     Overly ambitious projects can never fail if they have a beginning, middle and no end.

18.     In government we never punish error, only its disclosure.

19.     The most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

20.     A realist is one who’s presciently disappointed in the future.

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