Mythbusters finally get around to PM myths

A memento from a particularly "shiny" project...

Now, add a little gold-plating and it will be perfect...

And two of my favorite phrases in the project management idiom were tested in this week’s episode.

  • Hitting the ground running doesn’t work.  I’m not very surprised.  Coming into a project, then running around madly never suited me, nor did it appear very effective. 
  • And indeed one can polish a turd.  Not that I needed confirmation — Lord knows that I’ve seen and done my share of shining s***.  More surprising is that there is an established and effective technique (here).

Now, who will be the brave soul that recommends Dorodango as an entry for the next PMBOK Guide glossary?

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