To profit from experience you must be open and
willing to learn, even from what some people might consider a
What may seem to be a
failure can actually
lead to new opportunities, especially if the knowledge acquired from the
failed projects can be exploited.
learning questions can serve as a starting point for the assimilation of
"Learning questions should focus on both project content and the
project-development process. The trick is to generate double-loop learning:
to learn what works and what does not, and about the assumptions (business
logic) that lie behind why it works or why it does not. During reviews, it
is important not only to digest what is learned, but also either to renew
the commitment and
necessary to keep the project going, or to terminate it," say Paula K..
Martin and Karen Tate, the authors of Getting
Started in Project Management.
Freedom to Fail