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Improve your Peformance by Measuring Successes and Failures

Previous posts on Project Management Insight have looked at project ‘failures’ and learning from mistakes. This post considers the use of performance measurement to establish where projects and programmes lie on the continuum between failure and success and the application … Continue reading

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‘Black Swans’ sink Projects!

Recent research published in the Harvard Business Review Magazine asserts that ‘black swans’ – low probability high impact events – are sinking many projects, particularly in the IT sector. The research considered 1,471 large-scale IT projects and suggests that they … Continue reading

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Learn from Project ‘Failures’ – Part 2

Part 1 of this post considered definitions of project ‘failure’ and looked at where two case study projects failed. In Part 2, the causes of failure on our two case studies are outlined and compared with published common causes of … Continue reading

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Learn from Project ‘Failures’ – Part 1

Our last Project Management Insight article considered how we can learn from mistakes on our projects.  ‘Project Failures’ are more common than most of us would like to acknowledge, although some care is necessary in defining ‘failure’. This post is … Continue reading

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Do you learn from your mistakes?

Even the best Project Managers are not immune from making mistakes. However, the biggest mistake we can make is to fail to learn from our mistakes and apply the lessons learned. “The only man who never makes mistakes is the … Continue reading

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