Fundamental laws of project management as humorously suggested by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). 1 min read.
- No major project is ever installed on time, within budget or with the same staff that started it. Yours will not be the first.
- Projects progress quickly until they become 90 percent complete, then they remain at 90 percent complete for ever.
- One advantage of fuzzy project objectives is that they let you avoid the the embarrassment of estimating the corresponding costs.
- When things are going well, something will go wrong. When things just cannot get any worse, they will. When things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.
- If the project content is allowed to change freely, the rate of change will exceed the rate of progress.
- No system is ever completely debugged. Attempts to debug a system inevitably introduce new bugs that are even harder to find.
- A carelessly planned project will take three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.
- Project teams detest progress reporting because it vividly manifests their lack of progress.
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