A management bug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager's decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.


We as Human Managers have to make decisions and some of them go wrong and result on a negative impact.
These problems are natural, they are simply bugs, Management Bugs.
They are not unique, they are common and sometimes typical.
Mngt Bugs come in all shapes and sizes and can be related to each other.
We should build a comprehensive database of Mngt Bugs so that we can leverage our own problem identification and everyone else's.

Additional Concepts

Human Management is a movement aimed at igniting change.
Management is part of everyone’s daily lives and should be embraced as one of the most important tasks we have.

Problem Mapping is a technique used to understand thoroughly a problem before coming up with solutions, and, of course, a deck of MngtBug and MngtFix cards could leverage its application. It is best used to perform team and organizational diagnostics to guarantee stakeholder involvement in the definition of the problems and solutions.

Management Fixes are actionable solutions for problems, with pros and cons, to be evaluated by human managers. This concept originated the creation of a database to collect them, and the search for techniques to apply them.

Human Mngt Newsletter

Every week we share a Management Bug or Management Fix on our weekly newsletter to leverage your growth. Changing the world takes more than everything any one person knows, but not more than we know together. So let’s learn and work together.

Check out some of the previous issues!

Management Bug 35 Lack of Daily Stand-upsManagement Bug 34 Lack of Project SponsorManagement Bug 33 Lack of Project ManagerManagement Bug 32 Lack of Scrum MasterManagement Bug 31 Lack of Product OwnerManagement Bug 30 Lack of SalespeopleManagement Bug 29 Process Definition ResistanceManagement Bug 28 Lack of Training BudgetManagement Bug 27 Lack of Roles and Ownership DefinitionManagement Bug 26 Overlapping ResponsibilitiesManagement Bug 25 Lack of Know-How TransferManagement Bug 24 Lack of Product BacklogManagement Bug 23 Lack of Product StrategyManagement Bug 22 Lack of Marketing StrategyManagement Bug 21 Lack of Project Plan UpdatesManagement Bug 20 Lack of Stakeholders Buy-inManagement Bug 19 Undefined Project QualityManagement Bug 18 Undefined Project ScheduleManagement Bug 17 Undefined Project ScopeManagement Bug 16 Unrealistic Project BudgetManagement Bug 15 Forced or Speeded RecruitmentManagement Bug 14 Lack of Sales StrategyManagement Bug 13 Lack of Company StrategyManagement Bug 12 Lack of ResourcesManagement Bug 11 Lack of CommunicationManagement Bug 10 Undefined ResponsabilitiesManagement Bug 9 Resistance to ChangeManagement Bug 8 Budget ConstraintsManagement Bug 7 Lack of Management SupportManagement Bug 6 People leaving the CompanyManagement Bug 5 People MistreatedManagement Bug 4 People MicromanagedManagement Bug 3 Lack of People OnboardingManagement Bug 2 Lack of People EngagementManagement Bug 1 Lack of and identified Company Culture

About the Author

Eduardo Espinheira is a Management Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker with a track record of happier customers. He leverages individuals and teams to achieve excellence through people engagement, change management with best-practices adoption. He is the author of the MngtBugs & MngtFixes concepts, the Human Management Newsletter, and the Machiavellian PM character.