Chapter Twenty-One. Archiving Historical Information

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

If an organization wants to improve performance on projects in the future, it must learn from the projects in its past. Whether a project was a spectacular success or a dismal failure, there’s valuable information in the documents from completed projects about what to do or what not to do the next time. Unfortunately, many project managers file away project documentation as soon as a project is complete and don’t think to look at it when another project begins. If you’re breaking ground as the first project manager in a company, project documentation for past projects are probably as rare as lips ...

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