10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 9. Not facilitating understanding between IT and non-technical teammates

 
 
 
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Many IT projects match geeks together with business stakeholders to achieve a business objective. PMs risk failure if they don't break down the silos between non-technical and IT. The best PMs facilitate the process by giving geeks a tour of the other side's work space so that they understand their environment and motivations.

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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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