Avoid These 4 Deadly Mistakes while Managing Multiple Projects


By David Miller

Michigan, USA



Project Management is an integral part of every business, given the fact it helps in streamlining operations and promoting collaboration. While managing one project may be a breeze for a project manager, dealing with multiple projects is a tough nut to crack. Many a time, your project management team can commit rookie mistakes that may hamper the overall progress of the project; leading to loss in revenues and reputation. Though you may already be using efficient project management software, you must always steer clear of possible mistakes. To cover the gaps, we present you five common mistakes that you should avoid while managing multiple projects.

Micromanaging Is Usually Disastrous

The job of a project manager is to develop project plans, assign roles, and keep track of the overall progress. When you have one project on your hands, dedicating your time to the development of small tasks is possible and shows initiative from your side.

On the other hand, when you have multiple projects on your hands, it is imperative that you steer clear of micromanaging. Being involved from start to finish of every task may cause you to lose focus and therefore, not recommended.

The ideal solution to pacify this problem would be delegating more responsibilities to people who responsible, capable and trustworthy. Relieving some of your duty to seniors in your company will have a very positive impact on the project itself, and you can use this situation as a very practical test and find out who is the next in line for a promotion.


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About the Author

David Miller

Michigan, USA



David Miller is a technical writer currently associated with ProProfs Project. He enjoys writing about emerging project management products and its latest trends. He lives in Detroit, Michigan with his wife. In his spare time, David loves exploring the city, listening to Metal music and riding.