Common project management mistakes

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As i am studying for the PMP exam, i will try to post something interesting that i’ve read from the books during my preparation hopefully it will be usefull and for you also

Common project management mistakes

  • Focusing on filling percent complete
  • Holding type status meetings and constantly checking on team members
  • Asking to reduce estimates by 5-10%
  • Thinking a bar chart (Gantt) is a project management plan
  • Not attempting to get finalized requirements
  • Not getting commitments of team members
  • Not having a reward system
  • Not measuring against the project management plan, or creating metrics
  • Not spending time finding and eliminating root causes of problems and deviations
  • Not implementing corrective actions
  • Not reevaluating (cost, schedule, scope, effectiveness)
  • Not realizing the project can affect the reputation of team members