Project Management 8. Handle Problems that Arise During the Project

Despite the most extensive planning, problems are likely to arise.  Some will be anticipated, like someone quitting or becoming ill.  (Although you cannot anticipate whom, you can anticipate that it could happen.)

Other problems cannot be anticipated, such as an economic downturn that might require delaying or speeding up the project.

Many great sources exist that provide practical advice for dealing with a variety of unexpected issues that could arise during a project.

After completing the project management readings on this website, check out these blogs (not just now, but on an ongoing basis) for practical ideas:

For instructional design and learning projects:
For technical communication projects:
  • Boxes and Arrows, a webzine about information architecture and large project development ( for Information Development Management discussion group on LinkedIn
  • Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication (
  • Key Content, a webzine about technical communication-related issues (

© Copyright 2012. Saul Carliner. All rights reserved.  If sharing or excerpting, should be properly cited.


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