Quotes about project management and leadership

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Also look for "predictions" and get fun predictions from the past.

  • "Project economy accounted for 34.7% of German GDP in 2015 and will rise to 40% by 2020. The level is probably the same in other industrialized countries”

    - Yvonne Schoper, MTV, Berlin
  • "73.9% of project failures are due to lack of leadership”

    - Andy Growe
  • "Methodology alone accounts for about 6% of project success”

    - Joslin & Müller
  • "We’ve seen cases where 30% of the selected projects were obsolete within a few months – they were the wrong projects”

    - Dawid Opydo, 2014
  • "The average success rate for projects in the period 1994 - 2012 is 35%”

    - Standish Group (2018)
  • "The average success rate for agile projects is 42%”

    - Standish Group (2018)
  • "The number of IPMA certified in the world: 300,000 (2018)”

    - IPMA
  • "The number of PMI certified in the world: 700,000 (2015)”

    - PMI
  • "The number of Prince2 certified in the world: 1,000,000 (2015)”

    - Prince2
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"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

- Nelson Mandela

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John Ryding Olsson Founder & author
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