Contract Specialist – What are the common mistakes program managers make? Home › Forums › Acquisitions › Contract Specialist – What are the common mistakes program managers make? This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Steve Ressler 6 years, 8 months ago. Author Posts January 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm #148755 Steve ResslerKeymaster Part of my favorite part of GovLoop is that it is across disciplines – from HR to IT to Acquisitions. The program manager plays such a critical role in procurements but often gets less training or direct feedback from contract specialists. So I thought I’d ask contract specialists – what are the common mistakes program managers make? And how to fix them? Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.