Are you aware of cognitive biases and how they influence a project’s outcome? They are a source of project risk that anyone new to project management may not be aware of because they aren't easily quantifiable--and are expressed through the behavior of project participants.
There are many misunderstandings about project management as a profession, as well as about what project managers actually do. Let's explore a few common misconceptions about the expectations of our role...
New PMs are certain to be leading individuals who are far more knowledgeable on the project than they are. This creates an intimidating environment that can easily go wrong. Here are some ideas to help ensure it goes right.
Most of the challenges that we face have very little to do with process and a whole lot to do with politics. While politics doesn’t necessarily comply with process, there are situations that are more common than we would like them to be. Knowing about them--and having some strategies in our back pocket to respond to them--is more than a little useful.