Perception vs. reality
Stakeholders and project managers don't always find themselves on the same page. From unrealistic schedules to changing requirements, project managers have to find ways to deal with stakeholder expectations that don't align with the situation on the ground. This article discusses some of the most common misconceptions and provides advice on breaching the disconnect between a stakeholder's perception and how things really stand. These four misconceptions are overviewed: mistrust vs. lack of engagement; project failure vs. unrealistic expectations; minor addition vs. scope; and fast, cheap, and high quality vs. you can't have it all. The perception and reality are explored for each example and a solution concludes each discussion.