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Top Five Project Management Pitfalls

Top Five Project Management Pitfalls
By Petros Rigas

Project Management is one significant underestimated area that often goes unnoticed across many industries. Many companies introduce it as a process for compliance purposes only. It is also primarily introduced to make the “company” look good and attractive to investors – nothing more and nothing less. Few companies, however, adopt standard methodologies as they take on contracts.

Here are the top five pitfalls an organization should consider as they deliver projects:

Pitfall 1 – Assuming a good technical engineer is capable of managing and leading teams

Beware the “halo effect” – a famous statement made when discussing human resource management. It simply implies that sponsors sometimes assume that any good technical manager is capable of leading a team to deliver contracts. They assume their technical ability is enough for them to deliver. They simply can’t see that project management is not something that managers inherit or acquire by accident. Read the Complete Article

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