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


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.


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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