- 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 have been working on writing a book on learning lessons from projects, and various resources to accompany it.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the book Learning Lessons from Projects: How it works, how it goes wrong, and how you can do it better is now finished and available to buy in both Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon.
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 we can do to improve the situation.
So I wrote this book, to provide to project managers and PMO people some pragmatic pointers on (mostly simple) things they can do right now to improve the way that their organisation learns from running projects.
As part of the 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.
I’m delighted to announce the launch of my new book at London’s premier free project management show Project Challenge.
Organisations that run projects have experience and useful knowledge passing right under their noses every day, but so often the value in this experience goes to waste because of a failure to take appropriate action.
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.
Including how to create your own Lessons Learned repository in each of three different platforms, and some social approaches to take.
It’s available exclusively from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions:
You can preview the content here:
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