The bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweetness of making a date is forgotten.
Whilst you can practice good PM without EVM, you cannot practice EVM effectively without PM. (Steve Crowther)
There is such a thing as an unrealistic timescale
To estimate a project, work out how long it would take one person to do it then multiply that by the number of people on the project!
My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. (Edwin Land)
Anything that can be changed will be changed until there is no time left to change anything!
If you always blame others for your mistakes, you will never improve. (Joy Gumz)
You can con a sucker into committing to an impossible deadline, but you cannot con him into meeting it.
The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time the last 10% takes the other 90%!
Never punish error. Only punish the concealment of error. (Al Siepert)
Any project can be estimated accurately (once it’s completed).
If it wasn’t for the ‘last minute’, nothing would get done.