Deadly sins that project managers can fall prey to if they are not careful, which can be really damaging for the business and for their team.

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Written by HeatherStone
731 days ago

Hi Ivan and author Sean,

This is a fabulous post! Frankly, I don't know why there aren't more submissions (on BizSugar) on project management, because it's such an important part of a lot of tech businesses and startups. I've been on both ends of the project, as manager and managed, so to speak, and by far the worst of those "sins" you listed is number 1, when the PM thinks that just because it's all properly planned out and allocated in MS Project that it's now written in stone, or it's the way it must flow to be successful. It's like they forgot about weather changes and agility and want to just force the project team into a plan, regardless of the changing environment.

But really, all those you listed are pretty damaging to a project, and I'll be sure to keep this list in mind of things NOT to do when managing my next project.

Thanks for sharing this with the BizSugar community!



Written by lyceum
732 days ago

I have book tip for you: Critical Chain by Dr. Goldratt. I read it during my International Project Coordinator studies. The theory of constraints is an important insight for efficient project manager. Projects are often including bottle necks.



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