5 Common PMIS Problems for Projects
In my previous article, I have talked about Project Management Information System, in this article, I want to talk about some common PMIS Problems for projects.
#1 Reacting to Lagging indicators
PMIS reports show problems after -the-fact. Good project management requires proactive problem prevention. It may not show the problems while it was still happening but after issue might have happened.
#2 Managing symptoms rather than problems
Whole the PMIS reports exceptions and overruns, it can’t explain the reason for the problem. It is important to focus on finding the cause and solving the problem, rather than making the exception or overrun go away.
#3 Over-reliance on PMIS Communication
Project Managers need to communicate frequently with team members and other stakeholders. Sending PMIS reports is important, but it should not take the place of other types of communication.
#4 Invalid data in the PMIS
PMIS reports can be wrong, either making problems look greater or smaller than they are. Some very real problems may not show up in the PMIS at all. The project manager must look beyond the PMIS to verify information about the problems, and then concentrate on getting the problem solved.
#5 Too much information
Too much information is counterproductive, forcing people to cope by ignoring some of the messages. It is important to make sure that the right people get the information they need at the right time, but it is equally important not to swamp people with irrelevant or ultimately information.
Someone has to control the scope of the information in the PMIS, or it will overload the team and the project manager.
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