In my new book, Lessons Learned: Taking Project Management to a New Level in a Continuous Process Improvement Framework, I develop a process for project managers at a Project Close phase of their projects to capture, document, and share lessons learned from their projects with the assistance of the project organization. In the past, many project groups have attempted to … [Read more...] about What Does “Actionability” Really Mean in Project Management?
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 of the followers of my blog will recall my references to the principles and work of Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute. Lou Tice was a teacher and a leader who guided the development of many managers in large and small organizations. His "Achieving Your Potential" and "Investment in Excellence" Programs have been a mainstay for internal development of key personnel for … [Read more...] about Project Managers, Make Bold Plans AHEAD of Acquiring Resources, Competencies and Capabilities
I am certain that every active project manager has encountered a situation in which a project sponsor, stakeholder, or even a team member seems to be taking actions in the short term that would tend to undermine the success of the project, or to disagree with previous decisions on project scope, direction, or management. Some of these actions can be handled by the project … [Read more...] about Focus on What Makes Them Human…
So you have been a project manager for quite some time now and you think you have done a good job. Sure, you've made some mistakes and some bad decisions along the way that you wish you could have reversed at the time and sown better judgment in handling. But, overall you think you have handled the basics of being a real "PROJECT MANAGER." You have selected some good team … [Read more...] about A Challenge to all Project Managers