Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Project Management Lessons Learned

Go Down with the Ship?

Filed 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

Filed 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

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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 […]