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
In my new book, Lessons Learned: Taking Project Management to a New Level in a Continuous Process Improvement Framework, I talk at great length about the role that organizational dynamics plays in driving the behaviors and ultimately the performance of groups like PMOs or Project Offices. Some people have asked me to elaborate more on this subject, so I want to provide a … [Read more...] about Does Structure Influence Behavior? The Role of Mental Models in Driving Group Behavior
Like many football fans last weekend, I watched the gripping championship games this Sunday. What really hit me about these games was the enormity that they have taken on in recent times. These are no ordinary football games. They are duels between two teams fighting to make it to the Super Bowl on February 2....Ground Hog Day. But even more than the games themselves, I … [Read more...] about Little Things Mean a Lot These Days
Jack Roth was a project manager who had been managing a major project for a large PMO for about nine months. The project had a two year duration, and was slated to provide new functionality and systems for a major revenue component of the company. One morning Jack arrived at the office to hear the news that a Program Manager who had been managing a major effort that linked … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Are You Ready to Answer the “Call to Duty” in Your Organizations?
Many readers of my blog will know that I have discussed Best Practices in project management practices and processes a number of times. Basically, a Best Practice is a process that an organization or group has utilized a number of times and achieved success with many times in regard to the objectives and outcomes of the process many. Best Practices are usually defined within … [Read more...] about Best Practices for the PMO and Project Managers: Finesse in Action