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Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts

MYTH I – REMOTE COLLABORATION IS UNPRODUCTIVE

  • 37% of businesses report that remote workers are more engaged
  • 75% of bosses report happier remote employees
  • 41% feel remote work saves time
  • 29% feel more productive
  • 10% enjoy how they can focus on work, not office policies
  • Remote work makes employees happy
  • Working remotely increases performance by at least 13%

MYTH 2 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION IS A MUST

  • Even at corporate giants such as IBM, only 56% of project management specialists hold a certificate
  • 2/3 of ClOs see PMI certification as a valuable benefit, but not a necessity
  • 70% of accidental project managers have no special training or certificate at hand

MYTH 3 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS PURE PAPERWORK

  • In fact, a project manager spends 90% of his time communicating
  • Moving your projects to the cloud helps cut down on paperwork time
  • 10% of working hours were saved by Tipton Communications, a full-service marketing agency, thanks to using cloud PM software for project administration

MYTH 4  – FREQUENT MEETINGS ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP EVERYONE IN THE LOOP

  • 47% of workers called meetings the No.1 time-waster at the office
  • 30% of the time spent in long meetings is described as “time wasted” by employees
  • Try standup meetings.They are 34% shorter than sit-downs, yet just as efficient
  • A productive meeting should last less than 30 minutes
  • Share info briefs with your peers before the meetings to save time

To refrain speakers from talking too long, one company in Florida had each of them hold a 10-pound medicine ball

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MYTH 5 – PROJECT FAILURES ARE FATAL

The term “failure” is exaggerated. If responded to correctly, it may be a link to future success.

Apple Newton, a PDA released in 1993, failed miserably with consumers. But several of its features became the basis for today’s smartphone. In fact the Newton is a precursor that the iPhone was modeled on.

“Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right the first time” Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and author of Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure

Experts say when you fail, you should call the reason by name to avoid making the same mistake twice. And make sure you learn your lessons from it.

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Sources: wrike.com businessinsider.com cio.com businessjournal.gallup.com online.wsj.com batimes.com pmperspectives.org marketplace.pmi.org stanford.edu psycnet.apa.org salary.com maxwideman.com psychologytoday.com timharford.com sethgodin.typepad.com blog.linkedin.com badlanguage.net

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  1. Cool infographic. Traditional old school teachings should definitely not be the only rules of modern day work ethic. Think outside the box once in a while people!

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