Month: February 2009

What is missing from a Cost Performance Report

What is missing from a Cost Performance Report

I recall a very positive meeting where we exposed several non project management team members to a Cost Performance Report (CPR) for the first time. A CPR addresses project performance through a defined period of time in relation to contractual requirements.  The CPR details budgeted work scheduled and performed, actual cost work performed, and the…

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Free Lessons Learned Template

Free Lessons Learned Template

It is not important that you call it a Lessons Learned or a Postmortem. What is important is you learn from your mistakes. At the end of every iteration or project, you should identify everything that went wrong or could have gone better. Articulate them in a document. At the beginning of each new iteration…

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Disappointing PMI Customer Service

Disappointing PMI Customer Service

Last month, I needed to get some information from PMI about OPM3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model). I wasn’t satisfied with what was published on their website so I composed an email and sent it off. I received a confirmation email stating “Thank you for contacting the Project Management Institute. Thank you for contacting the…

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