Updated: Apr 14, 2021
Welcome to episode 9 of The Everyday PM Podcast where we talk about lessons learned.
Projects can teach many valuable lessons about teams and processes over time. Those insights can then be used to create process change, run more efficient projects, and work better as a project team. Project failures can also say a lot about processes and communication when those failures are analyzed to determine where a project went wrong. The best part about learning a lesson from a project is the potential to improve the next project and this is where a post-mortem can help. By taking the insights that come out of these discussions and applying them to lessons across your team, you can pave the way for more lessons learned to avoid repeating the same issues and ensure success on each new project you take on.
The same practice can happen in your everyday life by taking some time to reflect and asking yourself: "What went well?" "What did not go well?" and "How can I improve the situation next time?" Christina Olivarria, MSPM, PMP, HACP, LBBP, Project Manager/Communications Manager at Yellow Brick Consulting, Inc., joins me to discuss lessons learned, tools and techniques we employ, and how to infuse lessons learned as an integral part of your company culture.
Yellow Brick Consulting's mission is "To deliver unparalleled project management expertise to the healthcare industry." To learn more, check out Yellow Brick Consulting's website.
Do you have a lessons learned process that works well for you in either your personal or professional life? How to you implement process improvements as a part of lessons learned? Any best practices to share with the PM community? Feel free to drop a comment within this post with your thoughts.
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