As I work with project managers in many fields, it is becoming more apparent every day that, in the future, new technology development will play a greater role in delivering “value” from project management. Of course, new technology development has been a major part of many projects. Witness the development of electrical components and controls systems in the Panama Canal … [Read more...] about Building Future PMO Technology Development “Capability” is the key to Adding “Value”
My recent PMO blog posts have consistently addressed some of the prerequisites for an "actionable" Project Closeout and Lessons Learned Process for the PMO or project organization. In general, these have been activities or competencies or capabilities that the organization needs to nurture in order to really make Project Lessons Learned an active contributor to the overall … [Read more...] about What New Skills and Capabilities Must a Project Organization Develop in its Project Managers and Facilitators to Ensure a Robust Project Lessons Learned Process?
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?
Last week’s episode of Parenthood on NBC had a number of dimensions. I would like to review, from my perspective, what happened in this episode, and then draw some conclusions for the project community followers of this blog. In this episode, one of the main characters, Adam Braverman is faced with a number of issues. He is the father of a teenage daughter and a grade … [Read more...] about Was It Irrational Decision Making or Just Reframing the Positions?
Project managers who fully experience the project process learn and acquire truth, knowledge, decision-making skills, and good judgment. There are three primary methods by which project managers may learn these lessons: First, "reflecting" is the preferred method because it results in the highest value to the project manager. "Reflection" means focusing attention on or … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Project Lessons Learned as a Best Practice for Your PMO