Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cause and effect

An organisation does not get what it wants; it only gets what it rewards.

(Free after a Belgian professor)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Questions & Answers

There's no such thing as a stupid question. However, there's a ready supply of stupid answers.


"When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do."

Courtesy of

Risk-logs and Issue-logs

A Hurray-log contributes more to a project's success than a Risk-log or an Issue-log.

Friday, July 13, 2007

An illusion of safety

The middle of the road is a dangerous place: you can get hit by traffic from both directions.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Projects are like driving... or are they?

If you think you're in control, you're not driving fast enough.
- Mario Andretti

Seagull management

"The seagull manager flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything then flies off again leaving a big mess behind."

This one made it into the Urban Dictionary.

About hierarchies

Shit never sinks.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Change management

Change managers manage many things, but change isn't one of those.


Good enough is good enough. Perfect is a pain in the arse, and often not worth the trouble anyway.

More manual labout

Sorry, this one's in Dutch:
"wie een kuil graaft voor een ander zweet zich te pletter".


The early bird gets the worm. I'd rather sleep in and get a hamburger.


Everything boils down to technique.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Manual labour

When you're in a hole, stop digging.


Failing to plan is planning to fail.

About cooperation

If you can't join them, beat them.


There's a difference between account management and discount management.

Monday, July 2, 2007


People who know everything better are very annoying to those of us who actually do.

Good advice

Never argue with idiots - first they drag you down to their level, then they beat you with experience.