It takes leadership to bring effectiveness to meetings. Once this is accomplished, though, you can be a beloved project manager.
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Just getting your feet wet in the project management pool? The most important studying this practitioner has done is of those around him. Learning from others is a vital tool in a prospective PM’s toolkit.
You’re about to close the deal on a megaproject with all the potential in the world and everyone involved is ready to sign on the dotted line and get started. Before you do, here are three lessons from the trenches that are straightforward, actionable and can save a great deal of time, frustration and guesswork.
Leadership gaps arise as projects trend toward higher complexity. It will take some significant new skills to succeed in complex near-future projects. When you succeed with the workforce, however, much of the complexity evaporates.
High workforce performance cannot be maintained when knowledge management is not administered properly. So why is the necessary support so rare?
High workforce performance cannot be maintained when knowledge management--once begun--is not administered properly. So why is the necessary support so rare?
Does your organization do a good job capturing and leveraging lessons learned on its projects? If not, perhaps responsibility for this crucial practice should be shifted from occupied project managers and teams to a full-time knowledge management coordinator inside the PMO.
Lessons learned play a fundamental role in sustaining project success in your organization — and your career. Here are suggestions for bringing a disciplined approach to the gathering of best practices to follow (and pitfalls to avoid). It's based on a series of questions that address the project lifecycle and process phases.
If we conduct so many post-project reviews, why do the same mistakes keep creeping into our projects? Here's how to make "lessons learned" more meaningful.
When it comes to our projects, we don't try to get better. Even when we claim otherwise, the sad truth is that we keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Even when change is within our power to influence, we don't make the modifications necessary to improve. And this writer can prove it...