Citations autour du management de projets

samedi 29 septembre 2012
par  Alain

Les livres et sites sur le management de projets fourmillent de citations. En voici quelques unes.

Autour de la planification

He who fails to plan is planning to fail - Winston Churchill during World War II

Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable - General Dwight D. Eisenhower : « In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable »

The more you plan the luckier you get

Planning is not scheduling.
La planification ne se résume pas à un planning

Autour des délais

You can con a sucker into committing to an impossible deadline, but you cannot con him into meeting it...
Vous pouvez obliger un imbécile à accepter un planning impossible, malheureusement vous ne pouvez pas l’obliger à le tenir...

It takes one woman nine months to have a baby. It cannot be done in one month by impregnating nine women.

Too few people on a project can’t solve the problems – too many create more problems than they solve.
Vigilance à avoir sur la réduction des délais en augmentant les ressources

A badly planned project will take three times longer than expected – a well planned project only twice as long as expected.

The sooner you get behind schedule, the more time you have to make it up.

Sur le chef de projet

There are no good project managers – only lucky ones.

La réussite est celle de l’équipe de projet, l’échec est celui du chef de projet.

The most valuable and least used WORD in a project manager’s vocabulary is “NO”.

The most valuable and least used PHRASE in a project manager’s vocabulary is “I don’t know”.

Sur les problèmes

S’il n’y a pas de solution, c’est qu’il n’y a pas de problème

A problem shared is a buck passed.
Partager un problème permet d’en transférer la responsabilité

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.
sur les faux problèmes

The more desperate the situation the more optimistic the situate.

Sur l’impossible

Anything is possible, nothing is free.

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn’t have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

La sagesse suprême était d’avoir des rêves assez grands pour ne pas les perdre de vue pendant qu’on les poursuivait - Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Always aim for the moon. Even if you miss it, you’ll land among the stars - W. Clement Stone
Il faut toujours viser la lune, car même en cas d’échec, on atterrit dans les étoiles

Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn’t have to do it

Sur les estimations

Good estimators aren’t modest : if it’s huge they say so.

The same work under the same conditions will be estimated differently by ten different estimators or by one estimator at ten different times.

Sur les problèmes de communications

Of several possible interpretations of a communication, the least convenient is the correct one.

I know that you believe that you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

Sur les utilisateurs

A user will tell you anything you ask about, but nothing more.

A user is somebody who tells you what they want the day you give them what they asked for.

A change freeze is like the abominable snowman : it is a myth and would anyway melt when heat is applied.

Sur le besoin de tracer par écrit

What is not on paper has not been said.

Les promesses n’engagent que ceux qui les écoutent - Henri Queuille

The conditions attached to a promise are forgotten, only the promise is remembered.

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
Un contrat oral ne vaut pas plus que le papier sur lequel il est écrit !

Les paroles s’envolent, l’écrit reste.

Une réunion sans compte rendu est une réunion perdue.

Sur les bonnes et mauvaises pratiques

The sooner you begin coding the later you finish

Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after.

Une petite impatience ruine un grand projet - Confucius

When all’s said and done a lot more is said than done

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

At the heart of every large project is a small project trying to get out.

There’s never enough time to do it right first time but there’s always enough time to go back and do it again.


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