Hey, its September already, just 14 weeks till Christmas and more importantly, our yearly PM Fair is just around the corner. Last year I had the pleasure to invite 7 people to share the big project mistakes they have made in our online session and Brian Thumwood has invited me back again to do the same this year.
Some of the mistakes shared last year were:
Not having clear governance in place, which caused a huge delay in decision making and the project died about 4 months later
Some high-profile users were saying that their original requirements were different, which made the project manager look like they were delivering a product that was not required. This Project Manager now records and dates all meetings in a notebook or PC
Poor facilitation skills by the project manager which prevented the project from gathering the correct requirements at the start of the project and involving the correct people. This resulted in lack of support for the project and caused many future change requests.
Why I like sharing lessons?
We all make mistakes, and we should be open about it
Why not learn from other people’s mistakes and enrich the pool of mistakes?
Project mistakes come in stories and are easy to remember and relate
So, for this year’s “Big Project Mistakes” session at the PM Fair, I will be reaching out to lots of our members to ask them to share some project mistakes they have made.
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