Writing Project Lessons Learned

How to Effectively Use Lessons Learned in Projects

Capturing Lessons Learned in projects will provide no value unless your project organization matures their ability to use them. I said many things in that statement so before you say that your organization does an excellent job of acquiring lessons learned in a project ask your team if they apply and review them. Who are the lessons captured for?  Whatever …

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Project Manager Tools Training – ACT FAST!

I came across a great resource today that means huge savings on great training for Project Managers who want to increase their knowledge of the Agile Methodology and an Atlassian tool, JIRA.  You should act quickly though!  The sale price doesn’t last long!  This Project Manager tools training is a great way to boost your knowledge and resume. I was …

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The Global Technology Project Manager Outlook

Is technology project management a disappearing occupation in the United States (US)? How about in other countries? Or is the increase in project management professionals rising?  The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn’t’ even classify project manager as an occupation.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) releases an annual survey every year that surveys globally based project managers …

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PMO – You Need These to Deliver in 2018 and Beyond

Information Technology (IT) projects are crushing it in 2018! To the tune of US$3.7 Trillion. ZDNet and TechRepublic teamed up to develop a special report that extracted Gartner’s statistics regarding IT spend.  Check out the infographic further down in this post.  With 39% of corporate respondents (worldwide) indicating an increase in IT budgets it is vital that the technology project …

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Battle Project Manager Burnout! Are you at risk?

Project Management Burnout It’s inevitable.  You’ve been with the company several years, managed several high visibility projects, are known for high output, are well-rounded, and respected by your peers.  You are so good at your job that leadership says your name every time some team is spun up to analyze project improvement.  In fact, they think that tossing a few …

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What is project excellence?

In the technology field, we could say that project excellence is any delivered component that functions as designed.  Or we could follow the three constraints of scope, cost, and schedule.  You took the requirements, fleshed out the details, managed all the risk, and threatened when necessary.  Now you have a completed project with on-time delivery with miraculous results on your …