PROJECT MANAGEMENT GURU
prepared by Francina Price, PMP, MBA
Guru: An influential teacher or popular expert.
THESE ARTICLES WILL BE USED TO SHARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TIPS AND INSIGHT OBTAINED THROUGH FIELD EXPERIENCE.
Starting with the end in mind, is the focus of our first tip…Lessons Learned. This process is critical and insightful. It deserves a fresh look with eyes of sincere appreciation. Here in lies the secret to my success.
A PM must find a way to conduct these sessions seeking for new wisdom and strategy.
Take a moment and review the simple steps identified and you will see how this simple wisdom could be the knowledge you need to move your projects from good to great. Simply listening to people reveals many hidden treasures and you quickly come to understand that this one process is “Your” treasure chest.
There must be a database to house all the valuable information that can assist you with successfully planning the next project. In my experience, most PM’s skip over this very vital step in Close Out risking no improvement in their overall project delivery and style.
Seriously reflect on what past projects can teach you about teams, communication styles, project schedule, escalation process and overall gaps? Lessons Learned database is a global teacher, allowing understanding as to why things worked or didn’t work so well on past projects.
How likely are you to complete Lessons Learned on your next project? Leave your comments and thoughts.