10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 3. Not proactively addressing conflict


In some PM circles, small doses of conflict are viewed positively because they can fuel the creative process and produce a more sophisticated product. But failing to address personality-based conflict among IT staffers can also be a really massive demotivator and will deflate energy.


In this installment of Getting the Best Out of Geeks, we spoke with project management guru Dr. Steve Flannes to get the scoop on the ten biggest people-related mistakes that IT project managers can make. As the principal of the consultancy Flannes & Associates, he specializes in managing people through projects and is the author of Essential People Skills for Project Managers


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