Ok there is a new project, it's going to be great
We have to same problems and arguments every time, why do we never learn?
End of the Project
We've reached the end of the project I just give up. we had the same old problems
I guess I'll just tick off the lessons learned, no one cares anyway. Everyone has moved on to the next project
We met our hero, The Project Manager, having a kick-off meeting with the stakeholders, everyone is feeling pretty confident
This time I'm going to try something different for the project, a Pre-Mortem Workshop
Midway through the project, the problems arise and no one wants to work through solutions so arguments and the not my problem attitudes start.
So we have a problem, that's Ok, we worked through this in the Pre-Mortem, we have a plan
The project ends, the problems were the same and no one wants to talk about it.
End of the Project
Yippee the project went well, we recovered from the problems with our working relationship intact
The Project Manager just doesn't have the energy to close the loop with a lessons learned workshop.
That Pre-Mortem really worked maybe a Post Mortem Workshop will be just as helpful
We met our hero, the Project Manager, having enlisted the help of a facilitator to run a Pre-Mortem workshop to look at the negative and positive outcomes of the project while the stakeholders are still confident of the projects success
Hi, we are going to work through all the barriers to the success of the project and what success looks like
Stakeholders bring problems to the Project Manager, since the problems were identified in the Pre-Mortem workshop, there are solutions that all the stakeholders have agreed to.
The project ends and everyone is happy to celebrate. Problems were solved and the outcome was successful.
The Project Manager wants to close the loop but decides to engage an independent facilitator to do a Post Mortem workshop as the best way to ensure a worthwhile Project Review.
Hi again, we are going to look at the barriers we overcame and how we acheived project success