“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness... Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success”... read more.
Real examples of lessons learned
What is learning? According to the dictionary, learning is described as “the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught”. .. read more.
The date 6 September 2017 will forever be etched into the memories of Anguillians at home and abroad. It was Hurricane Irma’s greatest day... read more.
Deepwater Horizon, situated in the Gulf of Mexico, was a Transocean drilling rig that became famous not for being at the pinnacle of deep-water drilling technology, but for the 2010 blow-out... read more.
Nico Vincent was Subsea Project Manager of the Endurance22 expedition. On 5 March 2022, his team found the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, which sank off the coast of Antarctica 107 years ago.... read more.
“Governance of projects matters because there is a strong correlation between good governance and project success” said Martin Buck, Crossrail Transition and Strategy Director... read more.
After much debate, the decision has been made for the UK’s second high-speed rail network, HS2, to go ahead. While politicians remain split as to whether the project should proceed or not, the government... read more.
Understanding and recognising lessons learned
Most organisations are extremely good at managing their traditional assets – things that are tangible like land, labour and capital. But what about intangible assets? Often, the most valuable assets are in your employees’ heads, but how can you transfer what they know?... read more.
Have you noticed that 'lessons learned' sessions are often a round of high fives or blame and recrimination at the end of a project, rather than a dynamic tool to build project success?... read more.
As a Knowledge Management (KM) practitioner, I am frequently frustrated by project managers who tell me that KM is all about writing things down in lessons learned databases... read more.
It’s human nature to compare what we previously have learned in life to new concepts(1). So when something ‘new’ comes around we automatically compare it to areas of acquired knowledge... read more.