In his book The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass, Lonnie Pacelli talks about the most common pitfalls encountered in any project.
Each chapter of the book covers one common pitfall in a like format: - "How it happens," "Warning signs," "Turning it around," and "Takeaways." Seasoned project managers will recognize the screw-ups cited, but many new project managers will find the list to be a great review before initiating any project.
To get a taste of the book, you can download the first chapter, "Project management screw-up #1: We weren't addressing the right problem," right here on our site by clicking here.
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