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duct tape When Lessons Learned Aren’t
 – What PM’s Can Do to Change That

A Professional Development Workshop for Project Managers, offered by WMPMI

Most companies include Lessons Learned in their project management approach, and Lessons Learned is part of PMBOK. Yet surprisingly few organizations reliably create tangible value with it (for their larger organization, or for those who took the time to capture lessons).

Let’s change that!

Chart a path to making Lessons Learned work in your situation.

In this workshop you will:

  1. Assess existing pathways and habits that affect agility and learning in your organization–and locate the missing links for creating value from identified Lessons.
  2. Try on elements of the Action Review Cycles to assess the impacts and obstacles of making it a part of how you manage projects.
  3. Sort out the kinds of Lessons that stakeholders will get behind implementing, and pull together a strategy for getting the support you need.

These three activities allow you to see your own situation with fresh eyes, gather tactics for re-injecting learning as part of how work gets done, and set off with fresh determination to be part of leading a learning organization – one that taps the smarts and aspirational energy of the folks that get the work done everyday, in ways that make the organization ever more resilient and aligned in achieving its mission.

That sets the bar high, but we have found that organizations (or even parts of organizations) that are “learning machines” actually achieve it through daily practice of a small set of simple disciplines such as ARC – and these practices have the emergent impact we recognize as a learning organization.

March 20, 2012 at the Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville, Michigan

This workshop will be led by Charles Parry and Mark Pires, and it is a followup to a well-received keynote presentation on AAR/Action Review Cycles at WMPMI last year. Presenter Bios Registration

Please note: This workshop will ask you to “get real work done” by applying the concepts to your real work situation. We encourage you to bring examples of captured Lessons that have not been implemented.

Also, this workshop is not about learning facilitation skills. Rather, it is about figuring out how to adjust a few work processes in a way that Lessons Learned will start producing real value – and ultimately make that added value production a part of the normal flow of project activities.



Please contact us with any questions.

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