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Before You Spy the Red Flags: Start with These Project Management Tips

Many have talked about project management red flags, what to watch out for so your project doesn’t fail. The thing about red flags is that they are noticeable. What about those little details that no one sees coming? Those can be the most dangerous of all. Marie Larsen lists some additional factors that lead to project failure, the ones you often don’t see coming.

Focus Your Attention

First, are you listening? Are you listening to find out if other people are listening? If the project manager isn’t listening either to the customer or the employees, the project is going to go off track. If you aren’t compelling the employees to listen, nothing will get done the way it’s supposed to.

Changing Expectations

Also, watch for scope creep. Identify the scope early on, but if it’s not working out as planned, don’t be afraid to completely overhaul the scope. Unclear expectations are another problem to look out for. Make sure to have lots of meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page. You won’t be able to identify the really big red flags in your project until you have an exact definition of what you’re doing. Read the original article at

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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