Project managers strive to learn from past experiences and guide others to do the same. However, these lessons learned normally exclude topics related to the plight of the project manager, who must regularly navigate the “domain of the unpredictable.” This article proposes a new device, “strategic lessons learned,” to address this void.
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Understanding the implications of transformational change (like transitional change on steroids) provides many lessons on managing all change initiatives. Here are some of those lessons...
It's sometimes good to look outside the project management community for new ideas. Instead of listening to the digital disruptors of Silicon Valley, let’s take a look at internal audit (IA) functions. While IA has a different end goal compared to PMOs, we can learn from their approach.
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!
In the world of project and program management, you as the project or program manager are afforded an opportunity to promote your own personal brand on a routine basis—and that comes with the project/program status report! Here are some effective ways for you as PM to up your game and promote your personal brand in a positive manner via your project status report...
Routine work like cooking hamburgers has nothing to do with providing great project management service…or does it? Can the role of the project manager be replaced by automation? Let’s look at the project life cycle...
What did project management look like in 1998, and how has it evolved since? And what will it look like 20 years into the future? What do you see? What are the processes? How are we thinking about projects?
When problems are tackled collaboratively, usually the organization wins. Effective collaboration requires more than technology. There’s a subtle, but important, fact that the most powerful solutions are only as good as the people using them.
While applying her experience in the banking industry to a home expansion project, the author learned some key lessons: Project management skills are transferable between sectors and project managers should not be afraid to take on projects in areas where they have little or no industry knowledge.
Your project does not need a leader that exists based on a template—it needs someone willing to push past comfort and embrace the truth. Have you ever sat down to read your own story? Instead of trying to be like someone else, start to create a story worth reading. Think of it as lessons learned based on your adventure—one that you are writing every day.