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How I have failed to project manage projects

AgileCowboy

#Fails in managing projects

All project management is about writing a list of tasks a glorified to-do list and having everyone in agreement about executing it.

Written like that it sounds so simple doesn’t it?

Hell yeah!

Well no actually. See the trouble is getting real people execute your to-do list is a lot like cat herding.

There’s two approaches to creating a plan… write it all down up front and bark at people like a sergeant major or write some loose description and coax it out like a trendy high school teacher.

But projects can and do fail whatever way they have been organised. I know because I’ve failed using both methods. Let me tell you the reasons why so you don’t have too. Continue reading How I have failed to project manage projects