The Top Five Reasons Project Managers Fail
By Mark Hopkins
Why do Projects Fail? In the world of Project Management especially Healthcare, I have seen all to many Project Managers fail. So I have devised the top Five reasons project managers fail.
1. Insufficient planning: There is a great temptation to not think too much and just dive into the doing. Looking productive and busy is good. The problem is, by foregoing careful planning, you often end up being busy for longer than you need to. An extra hour of planning could save you weeks of fire-fighting.
Not allowing sufficiently for contingencies is a common problem. This means making allowances for unexpected variances within the project, such as delays in approvals or resource shortages. If you think you can deliver by January, promise it for February.
You also need to plan for contingencies across projects. Build in slack to allow yourself to do the admin stuff, to chase future projects and to just rest. Read the Complete Article