Unquestioned Assumptions: Costly Mistakes

Decisions about project management tend to follow a standard process. Senior management gives middle and/or upper management a project order, and mid-level people respond by quickly selecting a manager — perhaps too quickly!

It’s a process that can contain enormous consequences for any business entity. Yet all too often, upper management unwittingly falls into traps when choosing the manager and finds out much too late the wrong person is leading the charge. By that time, the project has either struggled or failed, and the company’s bottom line has taken a huge hit.

The traps here are those assumptions, the so-call