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Funny Project Management Quotes

Anyone who has been in the project management field for more than a few days, usually hears things that just don’t seem quite right. Ok, so sometimes things are said that are so ridiculous that they must be shared with others in the field.  Below are some of our favorite quotes. If you have a quote that you’d like to share, please send it to us and we’ll post it.

“So we’re a bit behind schedule – just put more resources on the task!  Nine women x one month = one baby, right?  What’s the problem?”

— contributed by D. Strahm

“This program is too large to manage using a project management tool.  That’s why we’re using spreadsheets and Powerpoint.”   –  Former program manager on a program that was $200M over budget and two years behind schedule

“Could you tell me the purpose of why we need to gather requirements?”  – Business owner supporting a $100M program

“We’ve had lots of problems delivering projects before but this is the first time we haven’t been able to just grind our way through.”  Executive with his first experience in an enterprise-wide project for a high profile client

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