Poor Communications and Coordination

One of the key skills of a Project Manager, and a leader, is communication. Effective communication is critical both within the project itself and outside the project to supporting company elements (e.g., company management, accounting/finance, contracts, etc.) as well as the customer. Special efforts are required to keep necessary people continually informed about what is going on and why. Surprises as well as insufficient data and lead times can be deadly in a project situation. Project staff are especially sensitive to a PM who does not provide important information and feedback. Some staff require a special amount of "TLC" so that they can perform. Such are the facts of life in dealing with high-technology engineering projects. Many projects fail for this reason alone. A responsible PM must always be aware of the need for communication and be prepared to spend the time necessary to communicate and coordinate.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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