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What Not to Do When Managing a Project Recovery

The following is an excerpt from Pete Smith’s book “Project Management: All You Need is Love.”  Project Recoveries are really fun. They appeal to the ego because you are striving to achieve something that the previous team failed to do (not that you would ever, of course, be so gauche as to admit that in…

The #1 Reason for Project Failure: Communications Breakdown

Statistics reported by The Standish Group in its CHAOS report always seem to conclude the same thing: Most IT projects are failing. The predominant reason: communication breakdown. Consider this. Business documents, including reports, proposals and requirements definitions, normally appear in business English and have likely been formally vetted and thoroughly proofed before distribution. But as…

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