10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 5. Ignoring cultural differences when outsourcing


Lots of IT projects these days leverage outsourced IT to complete some or all of the work. One big mistake here are PMs who fail to account for the differences between the typical IT worker and the outsourced one. This may be not only corporate culture, but also regional and national culture.


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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