12 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

IT executives and project management experts share their tips for avoiding some of the most common — and costly — project management mistakes.

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So many projects, so much mismanagement. That's the refrain of many IT executives. Indeed, even with project management software, IT projects often wind up taking longer (much longer) than planned and costing more than budgeted.

Why do good projects go bad? CIO.com surveyed dozens of IT executives and project managers and came up with a list of 12 Common Project Management Mistakes — along with ways to avoid these often time-consuming and potentially costly problems.

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