40 Years of Project Learning
Reid’s Law #1 – Never Outsource Strategy.
Law #2 – The Law of Project Persistency: A project will persist as long as there is corporate will for the project.
Law #3 – Innovation is inversely related to outsourcing.
Law #4 – Requirements Documents are DOA.
Law #5 – Just because it’s possible doesn’t mean you should.
Law #6 – Everyone is a designer, especially in a design review meeting.
Law #7 – One good programmer will accomplish more than 10 mediocre programmers.
Law #8 – PM-101: Timeliness, Quality, Cost is all that you can control.
Law #9 – Projects exist for 3 reasons: ROI, Regulatory Compliance, Political Will.
Law #10 – Project Priorities: Strategy First, Client needs second, Solutions third.