10. Our customers really love us, so they don't care if our products
are late and don't work.
9. Organizing to manage projects isn't compatible with our culture,
and the last thing we need around this place is change.
8. All our projects are easy, and they don't have cost, schedule, and
technical risks anyway.
7. We aren't smart enough to implement project management without
stifling creativity and offending our technical geniuses.
6. We might have to understand our customers' requirements and
document a lot of stuff, and that is such a bother.
5. Project management requires integrity and courage, so they would
have to pay me extra.
4. Our bosses won't provide the support needed for project
management; they want us to get better results through magic.
3. We'd have to apply project management blindly to all projects
regardless of size and complexity, and that would be stupid.
2. I know there is a well-developed project management body of
knowledge, but I can't find it under this mess on my desk.
1. We figure it's more profitable to have 50% overruns than to spend
10% on project management to fix them.
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any of these reasons sound familiar to you?