There are tons of mistakes that a project manager may make while working on a project. But here are
the ten most common mistakes made by a project manager and by taking care of these will help us avoid the same mistakes during our projects.
- Not clearly understanding how or making sure the project is in line with the objectives of the authority.
- Fails to manage the expectations of stakeholders during the project.
- Fails to develop a realistic timetable which includes work, resource allocation and estimates.
- Lack of effective communication plan leading to confusion regarding who should do what and who shouldn’t do what and failing in communicating consistently and efficiently with all the stakeholders involved.
- Failing in applying the change control procedures to effectively manage the scope of the project.
- Poor implementation of the project plan.
- Failure to identify risks and to develop suitable responses for those risks.
- Poor allocation of resources, especially for the critical ones in the project.
- The inadequate administration and management of the project team members.
- Not leading from the front by setting an example for other team members and by failing in motivating the project team members.
I am sure we are making a lot of other mistakes too but if we take care of the above listed common mistakes then we can reduce the risk of project failures.
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