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15

Goal setting - reasonable and realistic

When setting a goal, define what level of performance of achievement you want to reach to feel satisfied with your efforts. If after a realistic period of time your performance or achievement leaves a lot to be desired, perhaps you should re-consider again.

Lesson
34

Biased decision-making cannot be avoided

We as humans are well aware that we are driven by cognitive biases which impact also the outcome from decision-making processes. We have natural preferences, are too optimistic, or often go even by gut feelings when it comes to decision-making. In project management, this phenomenon is often leading to what is called the planning fallacy as we are usually underestimating efforts that will be required to deliver work items, we often underestimate the cost of delivery, and we underestimate risks that may impact project outcomes. Often - and we can see an increase over the years - such flaws are leading to project delivery failures.

Lesson
15

Positive change

A person who wants to make a positive change in their life will exhibit overexcitement and a readiness to start as quickly as possible — usually at the expense of doing proper research.

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