10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 8. Lacking self-awareness during failures


Nothing exacerbates a failed IT project more than a manager who doesn't have self-awareness. Many managers overreact with their most familiar coping strategy—yelling, withdrawal, etc.—making it difficult to for them to help team members pick up the pieces and learn from their mistakes.


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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