I came across this little bit of sarcastic information on project management steps in my daily web reading. I can't tell you who the author is because it's been copied everywhere without credit... but it's not me.
I do however adhere to these 6 steps when the project is mismanaged and miscommunicated - which I realize is often.
So here are the 6 'real' phases of a project:
4. Search for the Guilty
5. Punishment of the Innocent
6. Praise and Honors for the Non-Participants