In the course of my work developing an "actionable" framework for project lessons learned, I have learned that one of the great facilitating actions contributing to a robust and "actionable" Project Lessons Learned Framework is an active Project Risk Management Plan. Many project organizations already incorporate Risk Management as a capability in their planning and … [Read more...] about How Does an Active Project Risk Management Plan Facilitate an “Actionable” Project Lessons Learned Framework?
When I teach project managers about Project Lessons Learned for the single project case—that is, when a project manager identifies, documents, and shares lessons learned from a recently completed project—I emphasize three areas upon which they must focus their attention to in order to determine Significant Events for Lessons Learned. The three areas are (1) Facts; (2) … [Read more...] about Why is It Important to Gain a Number of Different Perspectives When Conducting a Project Closeout and Lessons Learned Exercise?
Under the leadership of founder Mark Price Perry, BOT International, the company in which I am a Principal, PMO Practice, has assembled subject matter experts in PMO Setup, Project/Portfolio Management (PPM), Governance, and Project Closeout/Lessons Learned to create an integrated project and program management consulting group. This team recently assembled in Orlando, … [Read more...] about BOT International Combines Talents in PMO Specialty Areas
Readers of this blog will know that I talk about behaviors of PMO project managers, team members, stakeholders, and others in the project community. These are real behaviors that I have seen in my experiences working in and setting up several PMOs. Much has been written in recent years about strategic partnerships in project management. The idea is for parties to … [Read more...] about How To Create A Strategic Partner Without Really Trying
"We had everything to gain by planning and working closely together to advance the development and maturity of our new IT Project Office, but it seemed that every time we would take a step together in the right direction, one of us would sideswipe the accomplishment by acting irrationally or in what seemed like an irrational manner." Those were the words of my former manager … [Read more...] about We Had Everything to Gain……