PMI-Montréal project management blog

The Other Lessons Learned

Here's how I've implemented some I have faced:   Team adjournment. Team members must now move on to other teams and projects. To mitigate the sense of loss, arrange an end-of-project reward, such as a social gathering. And if emails, instant messaging, and social media — such as [...]

3 Ways to be a Better Communicator

As project managers, it's easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of our jobs. For example, if you are in IT, there is always a new bit of code, application or hardware that -- if you invest the time in learning about it -- will make your work easier.    But I'd like to [...]

The Basics: Skills for a Successful Lessons Learned Session

Project professionals wear many hats. As writers, you prepare the project's charter to initiate the project. As leaders, you manage project teams. And as an accountant of sorts, you control the project budget.  To read more,  click to be redirected to Voices on Project Management[...]

First Steps Toward Recovery

In my previous post, I discussed points to help prevent problem projects. Here, I'll talk about what to do when you realize an existing project is headed for trouble.    To read more, click to be redirected to Voices on Project Management.

Getting Out of Trouble

Project trouble can hit from a blind spot, even though you tried as much as possible to prepare for issues. You did a risk analysis when you took the project on, and even tried to be ready to mitigate unknown issues.    To continue reading   , click to be redirected to the Voices[...]