How to avoid the 8 most common project management mistakes

How to avoid the 8 most common project management mistakes

This post was originally published on June 19, 2018, and updated most recently on March 12, 2021.

Mistakes: we all make them. Even project managers. Luckily, we also learn from them. And hopefully, we share what we’ve learned with others.

We spend a lot of time listening to and learning from project managers who use our software. And most discover the same pitfalls in their job over time. Rather than keeping these insights to ourselves, we created this infographic to help project managers everywhere start thinking proactively about preventing the most common mistakes they make.

Whether you’re a new or more experienced project manager, everyone is capable of mistakes or oversights. Those mistakes can involve either material or people resources. Examples include things like not doing enough planning upfront, not integrating enough Agile methodology, or not communicating enough with team members.

What do you think? Did we cover them all? What common project management mistakes have you seen that we might have missed? Let us know on Twitter.

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Brandi Gratis Brandi is a Content Marketing Manager at Nulab — the creators of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. She regularly contributes and edits content for all of Nulab's websites and blogs.