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1 – Remote collaboration is not productive.
MYTH: In fact, remote work makes happy employees and increases performance by 13%.
2 – Project management certification is a must.
MYTH: In fact, even at IBM, only 56% of project management specialists hold a certificate.
3 – Project management is mostly paperwork.
MYTH: In fact, a project manager spends 90% of their time communicating.
4 – Frequent meetings are necessary to keep everyone in the loop.
MYTH: In fact, 47% of workers called meetings the #1 time-waster at the office.
5 – Project failures are fatal.
MYTH: In fact, if failures are responded to correctly, they may be the link to future successes.
6 – Customer is always right.
MYTH: While it is very important to listen to the customers and consider their needs, they might not have a clear understanding of what they want. Help them understand it!
7 – You need a lot of experience to be a successful project manager.
MYTH: Experience is definitely beneficial but you can learn the necessary skills through workshops, books, articles, online classes, seminars, etc..
8 – The PM is the boss.
MYTH: The responsibility falls on the team leader or team manager, the PM does not have the authority to give orders, he should work collaboratively with the team members.
9 – Always avoid conflict.
MYTH: Conflict can be beneficial to a project, all stakeholders including team members should speak up and voice their opinions to offer innovative ideas.
10 – Project Management software is the key to success.
MYTH: The software can be helpful, but what define success is the client’s satisfaction: expectations met, quality of work, good communication, etc…