Adam On: Projects - Quotations Edition
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Adam On: Projects - Quotations Edition

15+ Project Management Axioms based on Quotes

About the Book

This book collates more than 15 axioms from Adam on: Projects Volumes 1 and 2, plus two unique axioms. This selection of unique project management axioms are all based on quotations. Note: if you already own Volumes 1 or 2 you already have at least 50% of the content in this book.

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About the Author

Adam Russell
Adam Russell

Adam writes about project management on his blog “Adam On Projects” and in his books and other content at He is also an expert in applying ChatGPT to project environments and has written several books on ChatGPT.

Adam coaches and mentors other project managers, and consults on various projects around the world.

Adam Russell has successfully delivered software development, software package, and systems integration projects for nearly 40 years, using both Agile and traditional approaches.

Adam started as a software developer, and then moved into pre-sales technical support when the IBM PC launched. He launched his project management career after he helped to close a significant government deal. The head of projects said: “You helped sell it. Now, you can deliver it”.

Since then, Adam has worked for companies ranging from 1-person startups to global tier-1 vendors and customer organisations in roles ranging from hands-on project manager through to General Manager of Systems Integration.

In those roles, Adam has been responsible for delivering hundreds of projects, ranging in budget from $5k up to over $100m. Adam also volunteers his time and skills with non-profit organisations.

Table of Contents

    • Getting Engaged with this Book and its Author
    • Notes about this version
    • Introduction to Quotes Edition
    • Introduction to Volume 1
    • Axioms based on Quotes
      • # 14. Proceed until apprehended!
      • # 119. Perfection in projects
      • # 63. Realisation of a Shared Vision
      • # 15. First Action! Then see what happens.
      • # 3. Why do projects fail?
      • # 24. A project is a bridge.
      • # 120. Things a PM Should Never Do.
      • # 17. There are two contrary forces in the world!
      • # 40. Assumptions have Boxian qualities.
      • # 57. It’s great to be the first penguin off the ice!
      • # 58. Everyone is fine with your risk management plan.
      • # 64. Sequential is not a dirty word!
      • # 71. Fred Brooks was 100% correct in 1975—now, I’m not sure.
      • # 80. There are no bad documents.
      • # 88. The evils of premature optimisation impact projects too.
      • # 111. You fell in love with the project, didn’t you?
      • # 112. A nasty little aphorism that misleads.
      • # 114. Dematerialisation is eating your project!
    • About the Author
      • Career Summary
    • Copyright

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