10 Project Manager Quotes That Ring True

Karina Keith

The project management quotes below hold years of wisdom. Consider these insightful nuggets that ring true when working on your next project. Trying to manage …

The project management quotes below hold years of wisdom. Consider these insightful nuggets that ring true when working on your next project.

  1. Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan. – K. Tate
  2. Running a project without a work breakdown structure (WBS) is like going to a strange land without a road map – J Phillips
  3. If it is not documented, it doesn’t exist. As long as information is retained in someone’s head, it is vulnerable to loss. – Louis Fried
  4. No matter how good the team or how efficient the methodology, if we’re not solving the right problem, the project fails. – Woody Williams
  5. The project manager must be able to develop a fully integrated information and control system to plan, instruct, monitor and control large amounts of data, quickly and accurately to facilitate the problem-solving and decision- making process. – Rory Burke
  6. PMs are the most creative pros in the world; we have to figure out everything that could go wrong, before it does.” – Fredrik Haren
  7. A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Larry Elder
  8. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.  – Aristotle
  9. Success builds character, failure reveals it – Dave Checkett
  10. There are many ways of going forward but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Which project management quotes ring true for you? Any to add?

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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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