The 10 deadly sins of project business

the 10 deadly sins of project managementThroughout the years we have had tons of interactions with clients. Under the motto “Even the best fall down sometimes” I believe we have made all mistakes possible which is of course the motivation behind building Cronforce. So here is our top 10 list, enjoy!

  • Not submitting and approving timesheet on time annoys project managers, accountants and not surprisingly the top management.
  • Writing non descriptive or misleading comments in your timesheet seriously upsets your company accountant when a client refuses to pay using the comments as justification.
  • Booking time on the wrong project – definitely pisses off at least one of your clients and tends to explode in few months time when nobody expects.
  • Taking vacations without considering the vacations of the team – often leads to team members with overlapping competencies gone at the same time in the most critical phase of a project.
  • Failing to consider vacations in your resource planning – undoubtedly leads to missed deadlines and unhappy clients.
  • Not accounting for vital resources for the completion of your project – can actually endanger your project as whole
  • Running over-budget – this probably upsets clients the most.
  • Running under-budget – at first looks like a sweet deal for the client but actually any planned but unused budget leads to a reduction of their funds in the following year.
  • Plugging too low or too high rate for your employees – you may well end up working at loss, for free or for the last time with this client.
  • Billing one resource with different roles and rates to the same client – oh, that can easily spoil your complete client relationship as it is offer seen as a way to overcharge for services.

If we missed some feel free to tell your story in our comments!

The Team