Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Project Management Lessons Learned

Go Down with the Ship?

18 Feb 2014 - 10:14 AM under Leadership, Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett If a captain is supposed to go down with his ship, does a project manager have to sink with his failing project? The expression that a captain is supposed to go down with […]

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

18 Apr 2012 - 07:55 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Do you struggle with this too? It can take different forms: ‘Doing it yourself’ when it would be better to let someone else handle it. Gold plating, which is adding more features because you think they are ‘cool’. Putting extra effort towards something other than your product without any potential value to the customer. And […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Projects Fail

30 Nov 2011 - 05:46 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Guest post by?Dr. Ian Clarkson Why do projects fail? Problems can manifest from anywhere on a project but there are several elements of a project that if managed poorly could mean that the project may fail to deliver: Poor sponsorship If the people at the top are not supportive this will severely hamper or even […]

Lessons Learned in Project Management

24 Jun 2011 - 05:45 AM under Career, Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

I have learned sooooo much over the past decade that I’ve been managing projects. So when Terrell asked for sharing lessons learned, I was all over it. My blog and project management training pretty much are my lessons learned from over the years. ?The great thing about having written this blog for 5 years now […]

How Cutting Corners Costs You More

09 Mar 2011 - 06:25 AM under Grab Bag, Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

It happens to all of us. You’re a developer or a project manager and here comes the customer or stakeholders asking about how to cut a few corners. Your spider-sense should be tingling, because usually this will cause you more pain than it’s worth. Get the Full Perspective In order to make a decision like […]