Management Bug

Eduardo Espinheira
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2 min readDec 15, 2021


By definition, best practices are an optimal way currently recognized by the industry to achieve a stated goal or objective. (1) In Project Management, the best practice is the practices aligned with the worldwide standards for Project Management, for example, the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide.

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No best practice is best for every organization. Organizations define “best practice” differently. For some, it refers to a consistent way of doing something, such as developing the project schedule. For others, it’s by ensuring everyone uses the same templates and software in the project management function. (1)

The truth is, running projects without good project management is a false economy. It’s often thought to be an unnecessary burden on the budget, and it can be expensive. Without it, what holds the team and client together? And without it, who is left to navigate through the ups and downs, clashes, and catastrophes of projects?

According to much research, a project run without project management best practices is exposed to:
- Unrealistic dates/timeline;
- Not following/enforcing processes;
- Not having enough budget;
- Not having enough resources;
- Not having the right resources;
- The entire team was not focused on the goal;
- Lack of good requirements/design/code;
- Ever-changing requirements/scope;
- Scope Creep;
- Test Phase get reduced;



Eduardo Espinheira

Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories