Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning from your experiences, part of Project Management Simplified.
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- The final step, Step 12, of project management…is to do a review of your project.…What have we learned?…People often avoid Step 12 for all sorts of reasons.…Maybe they haven't got time for it.…Maybe it went pretty well,…they think they don't need to do a review.…Maybe it went really badly, they don't want to do a review.…Maybe they think that there's never going to be…another project similar to that one…so there's no point in reviewing.…But all of those reasons are false.…It's really, really important to do a review.…You may think you'll remember what happened,…but in a year or two's time, you'll have forgotten…the learning points from your project.…
What about all the other people who weren't there…when those things happened?…If the organization's going to learn,…everyone needs to review their projects…and write down what they've learned.…Therefore, it's management's job…to make sure reviews happen.…Project managers left to their own devices…will probably avoid reviews…because they don't personally gain from them.…
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- Defining project scope
- Deciding how to list tasks
- Estimating costs and time
- Planning for risk
- Staying on budget