Not understanding the types of procurement
Selecting a procurement route without understanding its implications on quality, time and cost, and the way it differs from other options may result in a project that does not fulfil your aspirations. Take time to evaluate the options and avoid decisions based solely on cost.
Not understanding the time and knowledge required
Carefully assess your own knowledge, skills and strengths and make a realistic assessment of what you can take on. While self-managing some parts of the project might seem like an easy task, it is easy to underestimate the time, effort and stress this can cause. Engaging people to help throughout the process may result in overall savings and improved outcomes. On the other hand, assuming responsibilities for which you do not have the necessary skills can adversely affect the project.