Top 10 Project Manager Challenges

Top 10 Project Manager Challenges

Top 10 Project Manager Challenges have been identified in a survey that was conducted by Janco Associates.  One of the more interesting findings was the fact that project managers are doing more things that do not relate to the projects they are on and that is frustrating them.

The top 10 challenges that project managers face in order of importance are:

  1. Bureaucracy – admin overhead
  2. Over worked
  3. Under staffed
  4. Changes in specifications
  5. Changes coming too fast
  6. Scalability of applications
  7. Deadlines not agreed on
  8. Staff skills gaps
  9. Technology out of date
  10. Staff turnover

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There a a number of full job descriptions for the various Project Manager positions in the HandiGuide that is published by Janco.  These descriptions come in MS Word and PDF formats and are easily modified to meed specific organizational requirements.T he  top 10 project manager challenges are all address in those job job descriptions.

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.