Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Project Management Lessons Learned

Project Failure: We are at it Again

04 Dec 2010 - 08:30 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Serendipity happens. I responded to a student Inside pmStudent e-Learning with what turned out to essentially be an article about criteria for project success and failure. A few days later, Shim wrote “Projects failure rate ? the conventional wisdom is wrong!” on his fantastic blog.? I started leaving a comment, and it became one of […]

5 Things To Be Grateful For

24 Nov 2010 - 06:26 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

OMG. I LOVE Thanksgiving. When else can you eat 4000 calories without feeling guilty and put yourself into a tryptophan-induced coma? Family, food, and last but not least… Giving Thanks Really though, the best thing about this holiday for me is that is forces me to stop complaining and start noticing all of the amazing […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast ? Part 3

28 Oct 2010 - 06:27 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Bas provided several lessons learned for us in this video: Focus on “What does ‘done’ look like?” – specifically to your stakeholders Focus […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast ? Part 2

25 Oct 2010 - 06:10 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Cornelius discusses the importance of building customer relationships early in this segment, and focusing on your customer. His second point is on the […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast – Part 1

21 Oct 2010 - 05:54 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. We went around and discuss our top 3 lessons for project managers in general, and then gave our thoughts about the conference. I’ll […]

Why I’m mourning for Toyota

04 Feb 2010 - 04:59 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the recent news with Toyota. Recalls happen. It’s a statistical certainty that companies are going to have recalls from time to time. Usually it’s something minor in nature but recently Toyota has had multiple issues regarding accelerators sticking and potential braking system issues. The part I’m in mourning about…