While painful, spectacular failures are also worthwhile nuggets to help both yourself and others learn from mistakes. Instead of being stubborn, consider the following tips so you can help others and avoid a repeat performance.
Art works because of structure, process and honesty. If we want our projects to truly deliver results that we care about, we should take lessons from the world of the arts and apply them to our own projects and organizations.
With all of the effort placed on retrospectives and post-mortems, why are so many documented lessons learned from a project stuffed away and never looked at again? We need a streamlined process that mitigates making the same mistakes over and over.
Read how project management techniques turned a dream of walking the Himalayas into a memorable experience for one PM, who braved flight delays, tattered soles and a terrifying taxi ride to accomplish his mission.
After reflecting on the long history of a pro sports team’s failure to win a championship, this project manager saw many parallels in the mistakes he made leading a software team. Are you committing these five fouls?
We all hope that every project succeeds, but that doesn’t happen. If one of your first projects fails, it can be hard to handle. How should you respond, and what should your approach be moving forward?
As people take time off for the year-end holidays, team capacity fluctuates and planning is a challenge. Here are four options to make the best use of the time and people available, while trying not to create more stress and frustration.
One of the most valuable things to do after project closing is conduct a lessons-learned session. But for that to be successful, you must involve all of the key players early on—and keep them involved throughout project execution. And that brings us to the discovery session.
Great construction projects deploy great project management strategies. What are the common project management qualities of these great projects—the DNA of construction greatness? This article investigates important lessons learned based on a review of some great historical projects that shape the world’s skyline.