- This book aims to help PMO people to set up and manage a temporary PMO that effectively supports the associated project or programme.
- The book targets anyone involved in setting up or running a temporary PMO, based on IPMA and P3O.
I recently published my book Learning Lessons from Projects: How it works, why it goes wrong, and how you can do it better.
As that’s a really good question, I thought I’d answer it properly in the form of this blog post.
So what did I learn? Here are my top five learning points. Continue reading “5 Lessons I learned writing a book about learning lessons”
I’ve always had something of a bee in my bonnet about lessons learned.
It saddens me to think that many organisations don’t fully exploit the learning that passes under their noses every day from running projects. I have long thought that there must be something that we in the project management community can do to improve the situation.
So I have written a book, Learning Lessons from Projects: How it works, how it goes wrong, and how you can do it better, and various resources to accompany it.
This book looks at how organisations learn from the experience of running projects, and how this can go wrong. It looks into how failures can creep in at the various stages of the learning process, and offers to project managers and project management office (PMO) people some practical suggestions as to how to make things better.
The book is available exclusively from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions:
As part of the writing process, I have:
So that you can judge for yourself whether they would be useful.
You can take a sneak peek inside the book using this Kindle previewer:
I hope you find the book interesting, and a useful addition to your PMO bookshelf.
This post describes how to trace predecessors and successors in MS-Project using a clever little VBA macro.
This post describes how to set up custom Gantt chart views to present schedule extracts based on the Live project schedule data, filtered and formatted to suit particular stakeholder audiences.
So why would you want to use this approach, how do you do it, and what’s in it for you as a result? Continue reading “How to set up custom Gantt chart views in MS-Project ®”
This post describes how to generate universally-readable “soft” PDF Gantt charts to circulate to stakeholders, with dynamically generated labels that provide them with useful information about the view, and provide you with useful information about how you might re-create the view.
So why would you want to use this approach, how do you do it, and what’s in it for you as a result? Continue reading “How to create PDF Gantt chart extracts with dynamic labels in MS-Project ®”
This book encourages project management professionals to reflect on and interpret their experiences, using (more or less familiar) bedtime stories as inspiration.