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What Are the Disadvantages of Project Management?

A lot has been said about the advantages of Project Management but little has been said about its disadvantages. Project Management has disadvantages, that can be group into overhead, obsession, and non-creativity. Overhead comprises cost-overhead (paying for the Project Management department), communication overhead (adding an extra layer of communication), and time overhead (mainly caused by padding estimates). Obsession consists of methodology obsession (waterfall vs. agile), process obsession (signing forms just to get a small request/change processed), and stakeholder obsession (pampering the stakeholders for personal reasons). Non-creativity can be technical (resources cannot be creative in developing solutions, as they’re restricted by deadlines) or managerial (managers are enslaved by the process).