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The reason why Project Managers failed
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Team,

In few words in your experience why do you think some project managers failed or mishandle a project?
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Many reasons like: lack of experience, Not follow ethical and responsibilities tips, Not follow communication management procedures, lack of PM skills, Not all stakeholders were identified, lack of management knowledge plan, not follow information management system, not all requirements were collected and its very important to create WBS and estimate cost and time to prepare baselines,...etc.
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 05, 2018 9:19 AM
Cesar Fiestas
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Tamer,

Thank you sir for your input, appreciate your time.
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Cesar -

they didn't take the time to understand what success looks like and focused on minutiae.

Kiron
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 05, 2018 9:20 AM
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Kiron,

I Certainly appreciate your time as well, and nonetheless your valuable input.
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Yes,
Tamer mentioned most of the reasons of why project managers are failed.
Addition to that:-

The projects are not aligned to business and strategy, no business values,Absence of leadership skills,Absence of management support (key stakeholder like sponsor).
and remember the English Idiom which saying
"go BIG or go Home" = the statement which mentioned by Kiron.

BR,
Mansour
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 06, 2018 1:06 AM
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Mansour,

But to be honest whats considered a project failure? that it went over budget?, that it never finished? and to be honest in certain types of projects failure in certain phases is expected in order to jump to the next phase.
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Oct 05, 2018 6:40 AM
Replying to Tamer Zeyad Sadiq
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Many reasons like: lack of experience, Not follow ethical and responsibilities tips, Not follow communication management procedures, lack of PM skills, Not all stakeholders were identified, lack of management knowledge plan, not follow information management system, not all requirements were collected and its very important to create WBS and estimate cost and time to prepare baselines,...etc.
Tamer,

Thank you sir for your input, appreciate your time.
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Oct 05, 2018 8:47 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Cesar -

they didn't take the time to understand what success looks like and focused on minutiae.

Kiron
Kiron,

I Certainly appreciate your time as well, and nonetheless your valuable input.
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I have failed when I expected people to do what they told me they were going to do and I didn't follow up. 9 times out of 10 it is someone not on the project team, but a stakeholder that needs to do something for us to move the project along. They have other duties and getting things done for the project isn't always their first priority. In some cases, they don't really want the project to go forward. So my not following up and just expecting them to do their part has forced me to reevaluate always being the helpful servant leader. Sometimes you got to be the guy who sends daily high priority emails to someone while cc'ing their boss and boss's boss.
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 06, 2018 1:15 AM
Cesar Fiestas
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Joshua,

By the way thanks for your time, and let me ask you a question then, do you think that perhaps by sending task reminders in a form of an email (daily) in this case to "the stakeholder" would have reduced the impact?..
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Agree with Tamer! Many reasons for failure!
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A very important factor for project success or failure is the high management support for the PM. don't forget politics it's also a high and influence factor
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 06, 2018 1:16 AM
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Khalid,

Thanks for your time Sir, can you elaborate a bit more, or provide me with an example? Thanks in advance for your time
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The difficulty of managing different interests of the project from various project stakeholder groups and individuals.
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 06, 2018 1:19 AM
Cesar Fiestas
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Pang,

Interesting answer, and it seems to match few other answers, it seems that stakeholders are or could be defined as a "risk" :)
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I think most of the problems are related to poor communication and processes.
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1 reply by Cesar Fiestas
Oct 06, 2018 1:17 AM
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Anish,

Sir I hope all is well, and what would you do or what do you do to overcome poor communication and processes? thanks in advance for your time
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