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Lessons Learned

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There are several articles and papers related to this topic previously published in the PM World Journal and now included in the PM World Collection at https://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/Click here, scroll down and click on key words or topics.


Articles, Blogs and Opinions

Bhide, D. (2022). Broken Ankle and Beyond: Lessons for life and Project Management; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue XII, December.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj124-Dec2022-Bhide-broken-ankle-and-beyond.pdf

Buttrick, R. (2023).  Enduring lessons in project management? PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Buttrick-Enduring-lessons-in-project-management-2.pdf

Conrad, A. (2017). 7 Tips for Project Management Success in 2017, Captera Project Management Blog, May 4th. Some effective advice is given to boost employability and efficiency of project managers. To read article, go to: http://blog.capterra.com/7-tips-for-project-management-success-in-2017/ (Aliakbarova)

Oltmann, J. (2024).  Why Can’t We Learn? PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/pmwj140-Apr2024-Oltmann-why-cant-we-learn-advisory.pdf

Pells, D. (2011). Lessons Learned but Knowledge Lost, Editorial, PM World Today, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2011-Pells-Lessons-Learned-but-Knowledge-Lost-Editorial.pdf

Schulz, Y. (2024).  Project management lessons from the Phoenix HR/payroll system fiasco, commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/pmwj140-Apr2024-Schulz-PM-lessons-learned-from-phoenix-hr-payroll-system-fiasco.pdf

Five Ways to Utilize Lessons Learned After a Project is an online article that provides suggestions to help project managers plan a software project that incorporates lessons learnt from previous projects. The best thing about the article is the simple yet powerful and easy to implement suggestions that could make big differences in the way projects are managed and the culture that is built in the organisation. The article was published on project-management.com, a web-app marketplace.  (Kaushik)

MindTools (2018), Post-Implementation Reviews, MindTools Toolkit. To access this article, visit https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_74.htm (Ovya RK)

PM World Journal (2022). Ground Truthing and other Lessons Learned over a 60 Year Career, Interview with Dr. Ken Smith; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj124-Dec2022-Interview-with-Ken-Smith.pdf

Viter, I. (2019). Chernobyl – What Bad Management Can Cost Us:  Chernobyl,  the world’s worst Nuclear Accident on 26th April 1986 and a major project failure, cost thousands of human lives leaving behind many what ifs. According to the author, the accident was a perfect example to show how fear, authority, ignorance as well as momentous decisions, determination and resilience play roles in a project. This article says that the Chernobyl was not a natural disaster but a man-made one. It highlights the things that went wrong in the plant, senior management mistakes and lessons to be learned. Pmcolumn.com, June 6. Available online at https://www.pmcolumn.com/chernobyl-management-mistakes/ (Gopireddy)


Papers, Reports and Studies

Flyvbjerg, Bent (2021). "Top Ten Behavioral Biases in Project Management: An Overview," Project Management Journal, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 531–546, DOI: 10.1177/87569728211049046. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3979164

Hamdy, K. A. (2014). Lessons learned from the Dubai metro project. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2014 — North America, Phoenix, AZ. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Available online at https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/lessons-learned-dubai-metro-project-9298  (Dantas)

Pells, D. L. (2023). Stop the Press! The Project at the End of the Line: Reflections on the end of PM World Today, Funerals and other projects at the end of programs, projects and life; originally published in the March 2012 edition of PM World Today; republished in the PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue I, January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj125-Jan2023-Pells-Stop-the-Press-project-at-the-end-of-the-line.pdf

Sundermann, B. (2023). A Project Management Spotlight on Performance Testing; presented at the 15th University of Texas at Dallas Project Management Symposium in Richardson, TX, USA in May 2023; republished in the PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Sundermann-project-management-spotlight-on-performance-testing.pdf

Thakur, H. M. (2023). Project Management - Pandemic and Beyond; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue I, January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj125-Jan2023-Thakur-project-management-pandemic-and-beyond.pdf


Books / Book Reviews

Bowell, D. (2022).  Management Lessons from the Great Explorers, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/pmwj121-Sep2022-Boswell-Management-Lessons-from-Great-Explorers-book-review.pdf

Doernback, W. H. (2022). Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VIII, August. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/pmwj122-Oct2022-Doernbach-Project-Management-Lessons-Learned-Book-Review.pdf

Gilmore, T. (2023). Systems Engineering: Fifty Lessons Learned, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/pmwj128-Apr2023-Gilmore-Systems-Engineering-fifty-lessons-learned-book-review.pdf

Popejoy, K. (2023).  Polaris Lessons in Risk Management, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/pmwj128-Apr2023-Popejoy-Polaris-Lessons-in-Risk-Management-book-review.pdf

Stephens, K. (2023).  Project Lessons from The Great Escape (Stalag Luft III), book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VIII, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/pmwj132-Aug2023-Stephens-project-management-lessons-from-great-escape-book-review.pdf


Other Resources

Bartlett, A. (2022). A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned: How Organizations Can Benefit from Their Own Knowledge, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VIII, August. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pmwj120-Aug2022-Bartlett-A-Holistic-Approach-To-Lessons-Learned-book-review.pdf



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