Many years ago when my daughter was in grade school, the annual scence fair was a big happening in the school learning curricula. Students were asked to pick something of interest from science, to develop an "hypothsis" to be proved or disproved and conduct an "experiment" that would either verify or negate an "hypothesis" of their choosing. It was always a big … [Read more...] about How Can Project Managers Use the “Scientific Method” to Finesse Projects?
As project managers, we have all participated in Project Reviews and Project Closeout Sessions that looked and felt more like "inquisitions" than positive, healthy, and constructive reviews. "What went wrong? Who is to blame? Who was responsible for these outcomes and results? These actual results were not expected and we are going to get to the bottom of the story." There … [Read more...] about A Little Mood Music, Maestro!!!
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
I have introduced a new term in this blog....LLearning. “LLearning” means "learning from lessons of projects or operations in a group." This is to be distinguished from Learning, which means "formal learning or programs introducing new skills or competencies." Both are important to our discussion in this blog. As project managers and PMO practitioners, we all … [Read more...] about The Influence of Learning, Sharing, and “LLearning” on New Process Development
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