Note that the question above says the “best time” and not the “most convenient” time. The “best time” should be that time which will allow for reflection, feedback and adjustment of any project assumptions or other parameters which would contribute to project success. It should be that time which will allow win-win solutions to be identified from issues with different … [Read more...] about When Is The “Best Time” To Document The Project Lessons Learned During Your Project?
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Suppose you are a member of a successful IT or other business functional group whose members have successfully delivered "value" to their larger organizations/corporations through successful project implementation. Inevitably, this success brings additional requirements from the corporation to deliver more "value" through more projects over time. You begin to feel the pressure … [Read more...] about So How Do I Start a PMO?–Session I
"Best Practices" is a term which is used very loosely in project as well as other business contexts. Often people use the term when they mean those practices which can be employed with high probability of success across organizational or company boundaries. But the real context of the application of Best Practices is within a single organizational context itself. Harold … [Read more...] about Just What Do We Mean When We Say “Best Practices” in a Project Context?
Every project manager has been faced at one time or another with capturing, documenting and sharing lessons learned from projects. Besides being a PMBOK Best Practice, it is also a recognized activity by most larger project management organizations and communities in modern project work. The focus of most project lessons learned activities is on the project itself. What did … [Read more...] about What is the Impact of Project Environment on Project Lessons Learned and Knowledge Management?
By three methods we may learn wisdom: – First, by reflection, which is noblest; – Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and – Third by experience, which is bitterest. Confucius Those of you who have seen the movie “The Ron Clark Story” already know about the remarkable efforts of a dedicated teacher in inner city New York who developed a learning atmosphere for his … [Read more...] about Why is “Reflection” So Important to Project Lessons Learned?