Four Common Rookie Project Manager Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day to day administrivia and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project.

This presentation explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.

Mistake #1 – Not Dealing with the Slacker on the Team

Mistake #2 – Skipping the Initiating Phase

Mistake #3 – Skipping Risk Analysis

Mistake #4 – Not Being Brutally Honest with the Project Sponsor

This presentation provides practical, easy to use tips and techniques that project managers of all experience levels can use immediately to recognize and address these common missteps often made by new project managers and seasoned project managers alike.

This topic can be presented as a full-day training or a 1-2 hour speaking engagement.