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5 Common Project Management Errors

Access to article about five common project management errors to avoid added to PMWL

 Resource provided by Domenico Moccia

31 August 2017 – Milan, Italy – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to project meetings improvement. The new resource is an article titled “5 Project Management Mistakes That Can Harm Your Business”, by Amit Ghosh and published on

In this brief article, the author explains some of the most common project management errors that can have a negative impact on business. Firstly, the lack of clear objectives and benchmarks can harm an enterprise and the author suggests choosing the tools and software that are more suitable for the business needs. Once the right tools and software have been chosen, it is advisable to conduct team trainings to ensure members are aware of their roles in the CMS, how to track their own tasks, and how the software functions as a whole, since the lack of software usability training is the second error mentioned by the author. Thirdly, it is important to prioritize projects in a way that is obvious to the entire organization through a project management CRM. The next common error to avoid is the lack of clarity in filing performance reports or not knowing who is the right person to communicate with. The reporting dilemma can become a bottleneck, and an enterprise needs to recognize, assess, and reward employee productivity, so the author suggests solving this problem by using time tracking tools.

The last point regards the lack of communication, since effective communication is at the core of any good project, and spending days without communicating with team members or clients is detrimental to progress and can be harmful to the business. Simple project guidelines like deliverable reviews, regular status check-ins, and one-on-one team communication will help keep them motivated and involved on a daily basis.

To access the full article, go to the Applications and Hot Topics section of the library at, click on “Business Improvement and Project Management” scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.