Organizational Challenges for Project Managers” was the topic of the 28th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project manager topics, we have a weekly hangout which is hosted via Google+ Hangout. These hangouts are held each Friday at 9:00 am pacific time.

In this hangout, Mark Phillipy shared his thoughts about how to address challenges that project managers encounter that are caused by the culture of an organization. The challenges he discussed are as follows:

Organizational Challenges

  • Not enough PM Knowledge / Processes
  • To many PM Processes
  • No clear Vision or Business Case for project
  • Project not linked to organizational goals
  • Shifting organizational priorities
  • Not enough resources or not available when you need them
  • Team does not have the necessary skills
  • Management not supportive
  • Micromanagement
  • No Change Management processes
  • Always changing
  • Unrealistic deadlines
  • Budget constraints
  • To many meetings
  • Email Jail
  • Not enough accountability with team or management
  • Customers & Stakeholders not engaged
  • No focus on Risk Management

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Please share your thoughts about these challenges. Which ones have you seen and how did you address them.

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