An inexperienced project manager.

How to Get Project Management Experience

We’ve seen several areas in the project management forums where aspiring project managers want to know how to get project management experience.  It proves even more difficult when your career focus doesn’t allow you to branch out in the role you currently fill.  Or, in some cases, new college graduates want to know how to get into the project manager …

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 its ability to use them.  You might call this retrospectives in an Agile organization.  Either way, each one represents opportunities to improve and respond to your team. Does your organization do an excellent job of acquiring lessons learned or action items from retrospectives?  Do you apply …

A thumbs up for project success

What is Project Success?

Success in a project can be a moving target. Carefully defining project success with the customer during the initiation phase (or pre-start) versus defined requirements can lay the framework for a stable work breakdown structure. But what if project initiation is in a honeymoon phase, and your particular culture has had repeated project efforts for the same client?  This client …