Friday, 18 July 2014

10 things that a project manager that ‘gets’ KM will do before a project

1.      I recognise that I’m about to start something that, for me, is new.
2.      Has anyone else done this before?  Have they worked in this part of the world before?  Have they worked for this client before? 
3.      Do we have a Community of Practice (CoP) where people can share what they learn?
4.      Where are those people?  Can I speak to them?  If they have left our company, do we have an arrangement whereby we can call them back in, either for a meeting or two, or for longer, as an advisor?
5.      When they did this stuff before, did they write down their experiences in a report, or on a blog, or on a wiki?  Are there Q&A sessions on the intranet that I can use?
6.      Was the project team interviewed at the end of the project?  Where are those interviews?
7.      Did they capture any lessons?
8.      Where are those lessons now? 
9.      Did anyone do anything with them? 
10.   Did we change things as a result of what we learned last time?

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