A Learning-based view of Project Management

In an increasingly complex and changeable/ chaotic environment I find that in many instances traditional control based project management approaches don’t work or don’t add value. Take Prince 2, for example, the clue is in the title – PRojects IN Controlled Environments. Project and organisational boundaries are increasingly permeable and managers need to manage between … Read more

Action Learning 2.0

A nice quote from one of the many publications coming out of Ashridge Business School on the link between organisational learning and enterprise 2.0: Used well, action learning creates a culture of maximum support, maximum challeng, individual responsibility for change, and collective responsibility for learning … It is an approach that is congruent with what … Read more

Learning Cycles

Chris Collinson has an interesting post on the use and abuse of the concept of lessons Learned. Based on Kolb’s learning cycle, he posits the “ignorance spiral” where the abstract conceptualisation stage stys ust that, abstracted” with no discernable imact on future behaviours. The same mistakes and errors are made, the lessons aren’t learned. Now … Read more