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What goes wrong with projects: most common issues & challenges

This article from PMIS lists the most common problems encountered in projects: unclear goals, lack of alignment, scope creep, and lack of committed teamwork among them. Not surprisingly, the majority of issues center around confusion due to a lack of communication or challenges in acquiring status/project information. Combatting these challenges requires consistent engagement with team members, stakeholders, and executive management – and a system that promotes this communication regularly. Furthermore, the article explains that the “memory” of an organization is fickle – unless successful processes are documented, it is likely project managers will not implement the same procedures on future projects (leading to new challenges and issues).

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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