Common Project Management Mistakes to AVOID – Part1

Common Project Management Mistakes to AVOID

The stature of projects have changed in the last decade. Project costs  have gone from millions to billions of dollars, from 100 members to 1000s of team members,from one office to global.  With the humongous sizes of project its easy to commit a mistake or overlook some important aspects of a project. The point which may look trivial at one point in the project could lead to a total catastrophe and damage the outcome.

 

CIO.com surveyed a lot of project management gurus and companies for the common project management mistakes and found that there are some common mistakes to every project. Based on the list here are some of the common project management mistakes and you should avoid those for the success of your project.

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Managing Large Projects and How They are Different

Managing Large Projects and How They are Different

I Want to Manage Large Projects.Every Project Manger

STOP 

Be careful what you wish for.

Managing a large project is a complete different story than managing multiple small projects. For eg. managing a deck project at home is completely different than making a dam. Imagine the number of stakeholders, the risk factors, cost, political and environment factors etc. It takes several years of experience to effectively manage a large project. Some of differences I have explained you in above lines but there are more which makes large projects different and more complex to manage.

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Managing a mobile app development project. iOS or Android. My 2 cents of advice.

managing mobile application development project

Monday morning – I open my email and see an email from Tim,  business analyst hey saying “Hey AKASH  we have bagged another Mobile application project and by the sounds of it, is  going to be the next big thing”. The e-mail gave tears of happiness to accounts team, the sales manager and business development manager. I was also in tears but not happiness but what I call is tears of fear. To be very honesty every project manager gets those tears of fear irrespective of the experience they have in their pocket.

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Resume Broken or Disconnected SSH Session

Thats a common phenomenon that you break or disconnect your existing ssh connection to your host.  It could be painful if you were editing a script and didnt save it. By all means you would like to reconnect and start or resume  from the same place where your ssh session broke or disconnected. Linux has a software called screen which lets us resume our broken or disconnected SSH session.

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How to Justify All Posts in your WordPress Blog

We know by default the wordpress justifies text left, but that left justification leaves the text uneven towards the end of the line and across images. You can justify each paragraph manually in the wysiwyg editor but thats also a tedious task. Imagine if you had 1000 posts and now you would have to edit them manually. Not worth the effort.

Don’t be afraid its a simple CSS fix and you can do it in 2 minutes. By doing this fix all your existing posts and new posts will be justified.

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Tips for Managing Change Requests in Your Project

How to manage change requests in your project

By definition change request is a procedure to edit the scope of a project.

Sounds simple but by experience its one of the most challenging tasks for a project manager.  Change request could be due to a variety of reasons its not just because of the lack of clarity in scope or someone missing our a requirement in the scope document. It could be well due to market conditions, change in technology etc.  A change request could have a deep impact on your project in terms of scope, time, cost etc and could lead it to a failure.

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