Management Bug

Eduardo Espinheira
2 min readNov 18, 2020

Here is your weekly dose of Human Management with some more food for thought to leverage your growth.

Since we believe the Management Bugs are common and typical, every description is created and adapted from articles, blog posts, and definitions from other sources and authors.

A MngtBug is a problem, cause, or impact in a human manager’s decision, which produces an incorrect or unexpected result. Every other week we share a little bit of our knowledge base on social media and our newsletter. This week’s MngtBug is…


By definition, a technical solution is defined by applying knowledge and methods of a particular subject or job to a specific problem or challenge. (1) (2)

The term technical comes from the Greek “technikos,” meaning art, skillful, from technē art. “Non-technical” is one that is not involved with or not in the class of one who is skillful in the art. (3)

This management bug stems from customers/buyers imposing a technical solution despite not having the needed knowledge of the specific situation.

The buyers are usually not even interested in knowing the intricacies of the technology. (4) For instance, a CEO who pays very close attention to finance, sales, marketing, and other departments might gloss over cybersecurity because they assume they won’t understand much of what happens there.

The perceived divide between “technical people” and the rest of the company can result in poor communication. (5)

These solutions' imposition will typically derive in increased time and cost to get on the right track. The best products/services designs emerge from diversity and cooperative definition.

Usual Solutions

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Eduardo Espinheira

Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories