As most of my readers know, for the past twenty years I have been actively involved in defining project practices and in leading project teams to successful completion of projects. I have learned a great deal through direct experience, feedback from other project managers, and from benchmarking my own organization’s practices versus those of others. But I never cease to … [Read more...] about How to Capitalize on the Life Cycle Position of your Project to Determine the Best Applications of Energy and Activity Levels for Your Project Team
Project Lessons Learned
Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes said "Give me a place to stand, and with a lever I will move the whole world." As a project manager, you have probably used the term "lever" in the engineering or physics context to describe a device that can be used to gain a "mechanical advantage" in a given scenario. It means that you can apply force, in varying amounts, to … [Read more...] about What is “Leverage” and How Can Project Managers Use It To Their Advantage?
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
Those of you who follow my blog site know that I have written recently about the fact that Lessons Learned are all about us. They occur in every discipline and field of endeavor we might pursue. They arise as the result of actions of the participants and consequences of those actions or what is commonly referred to in project jargon as "outcomes." Everyone can participate … [Read more...] about In Process Lessons Learned
Sometimes project managers are as much informed by their projects, as they inform their projects. And sometimes the lessons they learn are as valuable to the broader scheme of life, as they are to their projects going forward. What does that mean? It means that the total experience of carrying out and managing a project sometimes adds a richness to a project manager’s … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two C’s–How Projects Affect Lives