In the BNET article “Lessons From the World’s Best Project Managers,” project managers from General Motors, Nokia, Facebook, and Method (a line of green cleaning products) share the most important lessons they’ve learned while working on high-stake projects. Here’s what they say:

  • “The perfect is the enemy of the deadline.” – Bill Wallace, engineering group manager for GM’s Volt battery
  • “Always know whose problem you’re solving.” – Lisa Waits, Nokia’s director of corporate business development
  • “Make sure you’re talking to the right people.” – Josh Handy, head of industrial design at Method
  • “Ask yourself, ‘Is this necessary?’ – Peter Deng, product manager at Facebook

Read the BNET article for more details about each of these lessons. Then, share your insights on how to manage a project with maximum success.