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y You cannot produce a baby in one month by
impregnating nine women. y The same work under the same conditions will be
estimated differently by ten different estimators
or by one estimator at ten different times. y The most valuable and least used word in a
project manager ’s vocabulary is “NO”. y You can con a sucker into committing to an
unreasonable deadline, but you can’t bully him
into meeting it. y The more ridiculous the deadline, the more it
costs to try to meet it. Slide 63
y y y y Too few people on a project can’t solve the
problems - too many create more problems
than they can solve.
You can freeze the user’s specs but he won’t
Frozen specs and the abominable snowman
are alike: they are both myths and they both
melt when sufficient heat is applied.
The conditions attached to a promise are
forgotten and the promise is remembered. Slide 64
y y y
y A user will tell you anything you ask about nothing more.
Of several possible interpretations of a
communication, the least convenient one is
the only correct one.
What is not one paper has not been said.
Parkinson and Murphy are both alive and well
and form part of your project....
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