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The Project Management Book by Richard Newton

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Learning from projects

What is this about and why is it important?

Projects are fantastic opportunities to learn. Each project is different from every other project: in terms of the task, the team or the context. Each project brings new challenges to project teams. This environment of challenge encourages development and offers learning opportunities. Whilst each project is unique, there is sufficient commonality between projects for valuable lessons to be learned and widely applied.

The best lessons for project management come from live projects. Project management is a practical discipline – and is best developed and improved from practical experience. Sitting in a room and thinking about project management is never as effective as observing ...

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