In many of my essays and presentations over the years I have emphasized that lessons learned are all around us. ‘Every time you take an action with a result, there is an opportunity for lessons learned. Expected results versus actual results is the key to defining lessons learned. But capturing, and documenting, and sharing lessons learned adds a new dimension … [Read more...] about The Importance of Perception in Capturing and Documenting Project Lessons Learned
To those of my readers who have faithfully followed my essays over a long period of time, you will recognize that I have focused over time on some very basic principles that are continually stressed in my essays on the topics Process and Project. So, I thought at this point I would summarize in some distinct points what I call ‘A Primer for Processes and Projects.’ Here … [Read more...] about A Primer for Processes and Projects
As small businesses begin to open up again, the business owner must look forward to creating future business or new ventures. Here is some advice from other entrepreneurs and business leaders. In his book Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonalds, founder Ray Kroc stated in the first chapter that he had always thought a person should be responsible for their own … [Read more...] about How to Ride the Right Tide for Business Success
When small businesses are formed, the owners are most often concerned with day-to-day operations. If a small business was launched to provide a product or service, the daily maintenance of that product or service is the chief interest of the business team. The financial viability of the small business is dependent on the immediate revenues generated by the day-to-day … [Read more...] about The Role of Projects in Small Business
In a program entitled ‘Achieving Your Potential and Investment in Excellence,’ that I attended when working for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), leadership guru Louis Tice of The Pacific Institute introduced me to three principles that changed my life and my approach to teaching project planning. The most significant principle is that, in order to make bold plans, … [Read more...] about Are You Leveraging Your Creative Subconscious To Help Solve Your Most Pressing Project Issues?