To follow the previous post Project management: 11 rules , here are other rules and principles focused on management.
- This post is an english translation of the post 10 règles de management
The simplest explanation is the most likely to be correct.
In a Hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
People under time pressure don’t think faster.
If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person; they will find an easier way to do it.
Users spend most of their time on other sites. Thus, anything that is a convention and used on the majority of other sites will be burned into the users’ brains and you can only deviate from it on pain of major usability problems.
Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Any bureaucracy reorganized to enhance efficiency is immediately indistinguishable from its predecessor.
Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out
The first 80% tasks spend 20% of time. The last 20% spend 80%.
Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.