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Associate adages with their definition, can you make it? from "PMO_Setup_Chapter_11"
Taking from the "MODULE: PMO Mission, Goals, and Objectives: Business Driven vs. Theory Driven PMOs" of PMUniversity.

1. Murphy’s Law:
2. Parkinson’s Law:
3. Student Syndrome:
4. Entropy:
5. Game Theory:
6. Pyrrhic Victory:
7. Winner’s Curse:
8. Mexican Stand-off:
9. Pavlov’s Law:
10. The Peter Principle:
11. Peter’s Corollary:
12. The Dilbert Principle:
13. Goodhart’s Law:
14. Pareto Principle (the 80/20 rule):
15. Hanlon’s Razor:

a) Never attribute to intentional malice that which can be explained by sheer stupidity
b) Multiple opponents with weapons aimed at each other will not fire the first shot
c) If anything can go wrong, it will
d) An individual’s success in making choices depends on the choices of others (i.e., Nash Equilibrium, Prisoner’s Dilemma)
e) Work will expand to fill the time available for its completion
f) When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure
g) A victory with a devastating and perilous cost to the victor
h) People will only start to fully apply themselves to a task just before its deadline
i) It is a natural tendency to move from order to disorder
j) In an auction, the winner will tend to overpay
k) 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes
l) Repetitive event conditioning can trigger automatic prevent responses
m) In a hierarchical organization, employees will tend to rise to their own level of incompetence
n) Ineffective workers are moved to the place where they can do the least amount of damage
o) In time, every position tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to do the job
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I agree on most of the axioms. Precious sayings by wise men!! :)
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jul 22, 2016 10:09 PM
George Lewis
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Anupam - Will you solve the axioms challenge?
Jul 22, 2016 9:49 PM
Replying to Anupam
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I agree on most of the axioms. Precious sayings by wise men!! :)
Anupam - Will you solve the axioms challenge?
Network:4579
Here you go, correct if wrong -

1. Murphy’s Law: c) If anything can go wrong, it will
2. Parkinson’s Law: e) Work will expand to fill the time available for its completion
3. Student Syndrome: h) People will only start to fully apply themselves to a task just before its deadline
4. Entropy: i) It is a natural tendency to move from order to disorder
5. Game Theory: d) An individual’s success in making choices depends on the choices of others (i.e., Nash Equilibrium, Prisoner’s Dilemma)
6. Pyrrhic Victory: g) A victory with a devastating and perilous cost to the victor
7. Winner’s Curse: j) In an auction, the winner will tend to overpay
8. Mexican Stand-off: b) Multiple opponents with weapons aimed at each other will not fire the first shot
9. Pavlov’s Law: l) Repetitive event conditioning can trigger automatic prevent responses
10. The Peter Principle: m) In a hierarchical organization, employees will tend to rise to their own level of incompetence
11. Peter’s Corollary: o) In time, every position tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to do the job
12. The Dilbert Principle: n) Ineffective workers are moved to the place where they can do the least amount of damage
13. Goodhart’s Law: f) When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure
14. Pareto Principle (the 80/20 rule): k) 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes
15. Hanlon’s Razor: a) Never attribute to intentional malice that which can be explained by sheer stupidity
Network:4579
Thanks George for posting this. Look forward for more such brain drill :)
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jul 23, 2016 10:51 PM
George Lewis
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Great, correct answers you did it!
Jul 23, 2016 10:25 PM
Replying to Anupam
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Thanks George for posting this. Look forward for more such brain drill :)
Great, correct answers you did it!
I would post a second question, of these Adages which ones apply to your day to day project management work?

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