Running Head : The Seven Classic Mistakes

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Running head: HOW TO NOT DO A PROJECT- THE SEVEN CLASSIC MISTAKES How to not do a Project The Seven Classic Mistakes Menaka Katapadi Kamath The University of Texas at Dallas Author Note Menaka Katapadi Kamath, Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas Menaka Katapadi Kamath is now at Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080. Correspondence concerning this journal should be addressed to Menaka Katapadi Kamath, 7760 McCallum Blvd Apt 18104, Dallas, TX 75252. contact: Abstract This assessment summarizes the failures and classic mistakes that occur during the life cycle of a project and best practices to prevent and overcome mistakes. Every project basically centers around mistakes that are either people or process related. Seldom are the chances that mistakes have anything to do with technology or the product itself. There are seven classic mistakes that are found to occur very commonly in nearly one third of projects. They include poor estimation and scheduling, ineffective management of stakeholders, insufficient management of risks, planning insufficiently, giving less importance to quality assurance, weak work force issues and insufficient sponsorship of project. Proactively identifying problems and taking corrective measures to alleviate the hiccups can prove to be very helpful in handling these mistakes prematurely. How to not do a project The Seven classic mistakes Every
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