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EXECUTE: Commonly Occurring Problems

Problem #6: Team members are not reporting the status of their work -- particularly when they are behind schedule.

It is human nature to be hesitant to tell someone that you are coming up short on something. See Chapter 5 of Techniques for Managing Projects for things you can do to promote a culture where team members feel safe reporting a negative status and will do so in a timely manner.

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