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Proverbs y you cannot produce a baby in one month by

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Unformatted text preview: ogress. PROVERBS 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 PROVERBS (continued) 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 stop expecting. 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 PROVERBS (continued) 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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