Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management Quotes.

1. "Without change and the occasional struggle, we can’t learn or grow."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

2. "If you lead an active intellectual and emotional life, your ideas will grow with you."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

3. "Imparting trust, the real meaning of delegation, is a powerful thing."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

4. "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. — Buddha"
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

5. "Human nature reciprocates positive emotion, and when you bring something real out, you invite others to follow."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

6. "Often, QA has the best insight into design oversights and potential failure cases that others will overlook."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

7. "According to Petroski, real knowledge from real failure is the most powerful source of progress we have, provided we have the courage to carefully examine what happened. Perhaps this is why The Boeing Company, one of the largest airplane design and engineering firms in the world, keeps a black book of lessons it has learned from design and engineering failures.[4] Boeing has kept this document since the company was formed, and it uses it to help modern designers learn from past attempts. Any organization that manages to do this not only increases its chances for successful projects, but also helps create an environment that can discuss and confront failure openly, instead of denying and hiding from it. It seems that software developers need to keep black books of their own."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

8. "concept defined by the Japanese word shoshin — which means beginner’s mind,[1] or open mind —"
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

9. "Self-reliance is the ability to apply your individuality to the world, based on a framework of emotional, physical, and financial support for yourself."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

10. "Plans act as a forcing function against all kinds of stupidity because they demand that important issues be resolved while there is time to consider other options. As Abraham Lincoln said, If I had six hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend four hours sharpening the axe, which I take to mean that smart preparation minimizes work."
- Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

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