10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 6. Granting no autonomy to geeks


Most IT folks have chosen their profession because it typically grants them the independence to complete projects in their own unique way. Project managers who can't balance structure and continuity with freedom to act autonomously will never maximize the power of their team.


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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