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PM Ideas that Should be Extinct

This is a list of PM ideas that should be extinct. And if they are still rearing their prehistoric heads in your organization, perhaps it's up to you to lay them to rest once and for all.

What project management ideas do YOU think should be extinct?

Source: http://www.wrike.com/blog/05/16/2014/5-Project-Management-Ideas-that-Should-Extinct

1

"Let's Manage the Project by Email"

May 28, 2014
PM Ideas that Should be Extinct | "Let's Manage the Project by Email"

Your action: Find a better PM tool than email.

2

"Let's Have Longer Meetings"

May 28, 2014
PM Ideas that Should be Extinct | "Let's Have Longer Meetings"

Your action: Cut down the length of your meetings, and use a timer to enforce it!

3

"Let's Only Hire Local People to Work Onsite"

May 28, 2014
PM Ideas that Should be Extinct | "Let's Only Hire Local People to Work Onsite"

Your action: Every time you recruit for a job, consider not requiring an onsite presence. Include the line "Remote work possible for the right candidate."

4

"Let's Stick to the Plan, No Matter What"

May 28, 2014
PM Ideas that Should be Extinct | "Let's Stick to the Plan, No Matter What"

Your action: Have a complete project plan, but be ready to change it up. Changes are not evil. They're challenges and opportunities to deliver better outcomes.

5

"Let's Describe Tasks Very Loosely and 'Wing It'"

May 28, 2014
PM Ideas that Should be Extinct | "Let's Describe Tasks Very Loosely and 'Wing It'"

Your action: Complete every project brief/task description and communicate with the team BEFORE the project starts!