The 62 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes

Linh Tran, Monday 25 January 2016 | Reading time: unknown

Motivational quotes are extremely popular, it’s not a coincidence that the hashtag #MondayMotivation is trending on Twitter every Monday. Why are quotes so motivating? It’s because they usually come from important people, often people who are leaders in their respective fields, and like to share their wisdom and experience with others. Over time, we have stumbled across quite a lot of inspiring quotes on all aspects of project management that are worth sharing with our readers. 

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Back to Basics (Part 1): Effective Project Sponsorship

Linh Tran, Thursday 21 January 2016 | Reading time: unknown

To be successful, a project needs to have a clear plan to make sure that it’s completed on time, within scope, and on budget. That’s all there is to achieve project success, right? Not quite. Many businesses overlook one vital aspect: project sponsorship. Having a sponsor who is involved and engaged in the project from day one can make the difference between success or failure of a project. 

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Check List: Project Scope Statement

Linh Tran, Monday 18 January 2016 | Reading time: unknown

Checklist: Project Scope Statement

“Unclear project contract“, “fuzzy project goals” or just a simple “we’ve completely talked past each other” – a lot of times a project is missing an important foundation for its success from the very beginning: a clear scope specification, which functions as an essential guideline throughout the progress of the project. Client and contractor should both be clear about what they expect from each other and clearly define what they consider a successful project completion. 

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Thought Leadership for Project Success

Linh Tran, Friday 18 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown
Photo by Pixabay User Comfreak (edited)

‘Thought Leader’ is one of the buzzwords in business nowadays. What distinguishes a thought leader from a ‘normal’ leader?  Simply speaking, thought leaders are what the internet would call influencers, they are those with high Klout scores and high follower numbers on Twitter because they are experts in one specialized field. 

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Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Linh Tran, Friday 04 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Photo by Pixabay User stux

When people hear ‘design’ they automatically associate it with the appearance of a product, but ‘Design Thinking’ goes much further than that. It’s not just about how the end product looks like, it focuses on the process of developing a product and places the human factor at the center. 

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Check list: Kick-Off Meeting

Sabine Pfleger, Tuesday 27 November 2012 | Reading time: unknown
Checklist kick-off meeting

A successful, motivating project start is indispensable. That’s why experienced project directors invite their team members at the beginning of the project to a kick-off meeting.

A kick-off meeting is a meeting of all relevant project members which also marks the official start of the project or of a new, important project phase. On this occasion, the team members often meet for the very first time in person. This is particularly important in virtual or distributed teams, because the team members might not meet very often during the implementation phase. 

Usually, the kick-off meeting takes place after the project planning and before the implementation phase begins.

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