“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jerry Madden retired from NASA in 1995 as Associate Director of Flight Projects at Goddard Space Flight Center.
During his distinguished 37-year career, he have collected more than 100 observations about project management
IMHO, these are the best three:
(#14) Never ask management to make a decision that you can make. Assume you have the authority to make decisions unless you know there is a document that states unequivocally that you cannot.
// I have deleted the last part since I really think that people should strive to make decisions even if there is a document that states that you can’t…
(#16) Never make excuses; instead, present plans of actions to be taken
// IMHO, NO Results with a GOOD excuse will never even resemble Results
(#59) Running does not take the place of thinking. For yourself, you must take time to smell the roses. For your work, you must take time to understand the consequences of your actions.
//You better THINK!