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5 Common Mistakes New PMs Make (And How To Fix Them)

Mistakes. They’re not something we often want to talk about.

Even in a world that preaches the business value of “failing fast”, none of us are too keen to have our projects tanks right before our eyes. We all make mistakes that can have negative impacts on our projects, no matter how experienced we are—but if we use our mistakes as opportunities to begin again (this time better!), we’re on the right track.

Watch and learn as Ben Aston, Founder of The Digital Project Manager, brings over a decade of project management experience to explain the 5 most common mistakes that most project managers make—and how to fix them.


I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of The DPM. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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