"Perfection is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it's the thing that's really preventing us from taking flight." - Brene Brown

"Let's face it; we all want to be perfectionists, right? In our homes, in our offices, at our kids' little league games we strive for perfection. Many project managers think perfection is being able to check every box on a checklist or using every template on every project. How many times have you as project manager begun a new project with the grand dreams of tools and templates - a.k.a. project perfection - that everyone can and should be using?

You find that this especially happens soon after you start a new job; somewhere between the time you first discover where the bathroom is and when you find out the nickname that all of your new colleagues have assigned to you. You begin your project planning thinking about which team members you plan to engage with and which template or document you plan to ask them to complete..."

Don't let your projects fall prey to the unnecessary confusion, uncertainty, and harm that can result from these all-too-commonly held project management misconceptions

"Every industry, profession, and company develops and operates with rules and guidelines. Alongside these, myths emerge, and the project management profession is no different. When projects become plenty, work more hectic, and time is limited, it can become tempting to blindly lean on beliefs and instincts - even ones you may not know to be false.

Here are the 12 most commonly held project management myths. Recognizing these project management misconceptions and working to overcome the challenges they can create is vital in ensuring that projects are planned, executed, and completed based on best practices instead of misconceptions..."

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