Those of you who have followed my PMO Blog for some time know that I am very interested in Project Lessons Learned and their impact on future project team behavior and success. Among the themes that I have developed are: 1. Why it is desirable to conduct Project Lessons Learned reviews at specific intervals in the project such as Phase Gates rather than waiting until … [Read more...] about PMO Trends for 2011: Project Lessons Learned Will Add a New Dimension to Project Planning and Reporting
Project Lessons Learned
This past week was the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. The commentary on "Meet the Press" stated that it was the largest "man-made" disaster in U.S. history; not the largest "natural disaster." Why? Because at some point in the past, a large (failed) project was undertaken to reinforce New Orleans' levee system. This project was supposed … [Read more...] about What is the Actual Cost to Your PMO for not Capturing and Sharing Project Lessons Learned?
In an earlier post to this PMO Blog ("What is the Impact of Project Environment on Project Lessons Learned and Knowledge Management" ), I talked about observations from my experiences working in a PMO setting about project lessons learned (observations which have been confirmed by others using systemic thinking principles). Project lessons learned can arise from two … [Read more...] about How Can We Influence the Project Environment to Positively Impact all the Projects Subject to that Environment?
Note that the question above says the “best time” and not the “most convenient” time. The “best time” should be that time which will allow for reflection, feedback and adjustment of any project assumptions or other parameters which would contribute to project success. It should be that time which will allow win-win solutions to be identified from issues with different … [Read more...] about When Is The “Best Time” To Document The Project Lessons Learned During Your Project?