10 Classic Project Management Mistakes

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-01-2014 Email

Organizations frequently struggle with project management, and tech initiatives are no exception. Research reveals that 45 percent of large IT projects go over budget, while delivering 56 percent less value than promised. Meanwhile, three-quarters of project participants lack confidence that their efforts will succeed, and nearly four of five say that business is "usually" or "always" out of sync with requirements. This puts tremendous pressure on the CIOs who ultimately take responsibility for these undertakings, so it's essential to avoid the following classic project management mistakes. They were compiled from a number of online resources, including those presented by Business Improvement Architects, a project management consultancy; and the Process Excellence Network, a global community promoting operational excellence for professionals, business leaders and executives. By remaining completely aware of these pitfalls, you and your team will accomplish more than "bringing the project home"—you'll demonstrate the business value of IT within your organization. For more about the Business Improvement Architects' list of mistakes, click here. For more about the Process Excellence Network mistakes, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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