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Lessons learned, it’s time to take their benefits!


We are working on a project that needs some changes. The “easy” solution for the project is perform some actions that lessons learned from previous similar projects say that this “easy” solution has negative consequences on the budget of the project.

The account manager has clear that this is not the right solution, nevertheless the project manager insists on it.

I have explained the consequences of this approach and showed the documentation performed by other PMs on those previous projects; nevertheless this guy is not convinced on it. I don’t want just impose the decision on this project, I still have a little more time to convince him about this before to impose it.

What I need is that this guy understands these negative consequences on this solution in order that he focuses on an alternative solution.

Once it happens, he will be able to concentrate on real solution for it.
Jorge Santayana (1863-1952) said:

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.