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Lessons Learned: Why don’t we learn from them?

The question that is often asked amongst many of us in project management is ‘why didn’t we learn from that experience? Albert Einstein said ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So why do we accept ‘insanity’ as the path of project management?

The next time you are in a meeting just try this out. Whether you are presenting or someone else it doesn’t matter but what happens when the inevitable happens, you go to write something on the flipchart or the whiteboard and the pen is dry. How many of you (and I freely admit I am just as guilty) put the pen down on the rack again, pick up another one and carry on with the key, interesting, important point you were making. Thereby leaving the same dry pen for the next person – or worse, for yourself to do the same thing again a little later in the meeting.
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