As I close out a recent project I have been working on, I was reminded of the value and importance of the lessons learned review. No matter the size or subject of the project effort, there are always things that went well and things that could have gone better and lessons learned. Retrospective on the project leads to a review of the complete picture that helps project managers and project teams learn from the experience. Taking these lessons learned and applying them to future work fosters continued growth and best practices adoption. Project Close-Out should include this important step held at
Reaching for Value
As we come to the end of another month I was reminded this morning to update my goals for Echo Consulting goals reporting. Every month we gather our team and review those goals we have met, share insights and status on those not yet completed. This reminded me of the Objective and Key Results goal framework of a great book I read several years ago on business strategy: John Doerr’s book Measure What Matters. Setting goals is both deceptively hard as well as unexpectedly valuable.
The Beauty of a Label
Labels in project management enable teams to discover, filter, manage and report on project progress leading to its success. With this level of organization, teams can learn to easily recognize the labels, their meaning and next steps. All contributing to the projects’ success.