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Was there something in a past project that you wish you had done differently?
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Perhaps something you could have done a lot better? Maybe it was a knowledge area that you neglected? Maybe it was a stakeholder or team member that you just didn't like and so you treated them differently than others? Any regrets, confessions, wishes?
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I am currently in Scrum framework. So, we try to collate inputs and improve the process after every sprint.
I received a feedback from the team telling number code conflicts identified during a sprint when multiple different teams are working on same module. So, a process was established to identify these dependencies earlier.
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Dec 08, 2017 3:39 PM
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Thanks Sonali, was that issue discussed and resolved during the sprint retrospective? Did it work?
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I always at the end find lots of improvement opportunities. It is natural to find more as the project move forward. However, Identifying the risks is one of those you will probably wish to had done better.
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Dec 08, 2017 5:15 PM
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So true Abolfazl, risk is one of those things that keeps eating and eating at you, during and after the project. I have yet to be on a project where after it closed, there wasn't a risk (even though small) that was missed. It would be hard to get 100% of risks identified especially on large projects.
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- improvement of stakeholder engagement
- earlier visualization of project results to check on stakeholder expectations and to mitigate risk.
- more agility.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:13 PM
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Stakeholder is a key one Peter, and I don't just mean the high impact/influence ones. I have neglected some stakeholders that were low on that scale, but were highly impacted by the outcome of the project, such as end users or those that benefit from a project outcome.
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Once you complete the project and picture is completed and you know all details, one can think that he must do certain things differently. there is always room for improvement. but this is life, you are not known everything from start and here comes your ability to think ahead and work proactively to predict and do things rightly
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:10 PM
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True Mansoor, was there something you can recall in your past projects that you really wished you had not done, or done better?
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Always.... there are Lessons Learned in every project :)
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:07 PM
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Agreed Krishna, can you give an example of one that you wished you had done differently?
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One mistake I did was the lack of key stakeholder engagement. I was working on multiple projects but didn't let the key stakeholders know what else I was working on. It took a while to communicate this properly, but once they understood this we were able to meet the project expectations and deadlines. Well, the lessons learned is that I need to communicate at the right time to the right audience.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:06 PM
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Anish I have been there many times also. It seems communication is something that can easily go wrong.
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I remember not preparing a stakeholder for a steering committee meeting. He was caught off guard and it hurt our relationship.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:09 PM
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Stéphane that sounds sad, it must have been something fairly bad in their view to affect your relationship. It's still the same way until now?
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Always find areas for improvement and things I wish I had done differently.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:05 PM
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Care to share an example of one Janice?
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Communication Strategies. In every project, I learn and do better on the next. It is just an evolving thing.
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Dec 08, 2017 5:04 PM
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I agree Rami, communication skills are an evolving thing throughout life.
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Improving communication technologies especially when we have virtual stakeholders engagement.
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2 replies by Nian Rasheed and Sante Vergini
Dec 08, 2017 5:03 PM
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Hi Nian, yes most of my projects have involved remote team members and this can be an issue without the right technology and communication process. Are you able to elaborate on the process/solution you employed?
Dec 09, 2017 8:48 AM
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Hi Sante, yes I could manage with our IT department for Cisco WebEx meetings.
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