A development team designed a feature to improve customer experience but things got worse. It turns out they didn’t identify the real problem or the right way to fix it. What they needed was a hypothesis for what was being changed, how that change would help, and how they would test it.
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The problem is not that we don't have solutions to our problems, at least at a macro scale. The larger problem is that we don't want to do the hard work necessary to make the solutions happen.
There is one project activity that is overdue for some consideration. It is often overlooked, usually rushed, seldom done well, and yet it has a unique potential for realizing value. It is the forgotten activity—closing. Employ this checklist as a useful tool for maximizing the value of closing a project.
This article shares how some major risks were handled and what lessons were learned from an oil refinery’s mega-turnaround in the Middle East region in 2020.
What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.
We all need to learn from the past, but what do you do if you weren’t part of that history? Virtually no project exists in isolation. It is always building on something that was done before, preparing for something to be done in the future, or both. New and younger project managers may not know that context.
No matter how new a project manager you are, you probably have a negative mindset when it comes to lessons learned. You shouldn’t.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a global project. In this article, the author looks at the comprehensive application of project management principles during this crisis.
Project issues will plague even the best-run projects. The project manager must have a strategy to deal with issues, but it is just as important for the practitioner to support the team and control the narrative. Here are four suggestions that project managers can use when conducting issue management.
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, author Michael Wood--who has contributed since our very first year--looks back at his introduction to the site, and how it has evolved.