As project managers, we have all participated in Project Reviews and Project Closeout Sessions that looked and felt more like "inquisitions" than positive, healthy, and constructive reviews. "What went wrong? Who is to blame? Who was responsible for these outcomes and results? These actual results were not expected and we are going to get to the bottom of the story." There … [Read more...] about A Little Mood Music, Maestro!!!
Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes said "Give me a place to stand, and with a lever I will move the whole world." As a project manager, you have probably used the term "lever" in the engineering or physics context to describe a device that can be used to gain a "mechanical advantage" in a given scenario. It means that you can apply force, in varying amounts, to … [Read more...] about What is “Leverage” and How Can Project Managers Use It To Their Advantage?
A great deal has been written during this golfing season on the abilities of many young golfers such as Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, and Rory McIlroy on the PGA tour and the international golf circuit. By winning The Open Championship at Liverpool this past month (and maintaining his number one rank since then), Rory McIlroy has positioned himself to become one of a few select … [Read more...] about A RENEWED Perspective on Project Lessons Learned
Readers of my new book Lessons Learned: Taking Project Management to a New Level in a Continuous Process Improvement Framework will know that I present a Framework for identifying, capturing, documenting, and sharing "actionable" project lessons learned with the organization, and incorporating them in the project process. Along with this Framework, I have presented a number … [Read more...] about Are You Employing Good, Sound Project Management Practices as the Foundation for your PMO?
In my new book Lessons Learned: Taking Project Management to a New Level in a Continuous Process Improvement Framework, I discuss identifying, capturing, documenting, and sharing project lessons learned, and feeding them back to improve the project and business processes through a Continuous Process Improvement Framework. Many readers have asked me about Continuous Process … [Read more...] about Continuous Process Improvement is a State of Mind, Not an Activity