Many project managers, however, treat the idea of a PMIS too casually. They fall into the trap of thinking that the management of data will evolve into something that they can handle as a project proceeds through the life cycle. Unfortunately, this

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belief leads to considerable dysfunction on a project: miscommunication, confusion, rework, frustration, and impatience, just to name a few problems. At the core of these and other dysfunctions is poor communications.