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4 Reasons for Missed Project Deadlines and How to Get Back on Track — Part 2

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In Part 1 of this two-part series, we looked at the first two of what I consider to be the four main reasons that project deadlines are usually missed. I welcome your input. There are nearly limitless reasons project deadlines are missed. I'm sure you have lots of experiences to share. I'm generalising here to keep this series from becoming an actual book, but let's share and discuss as well. We'd love to hear from you.

4 Reasons for Missed Project Deadlines and How to Get Back on Track — Part 1

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Have you ever managed the perfect project? One where you've not missed one single deadline along the way? How about a project that went through its entire lifecycle without moving a milestone or sliding a few tasks or phases here and there? Not likely. The concept of being able to deliver everything – and I mean everything – on time on any given project is fairly fictional. Staying exactly on track is almost never in the cards.

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