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Mentoring in the Project Environment

Joanne Gumaer

Proceedings of the 30th Annual Project Mangement Institute 1999 Seminars & Symposium

Organizations need to complete projects faster, cheaper, and better in order to survive in a competitive world. This pace of change demands that project teams gain the capacity to learn continuously and quickly. Mentoring supports much of what is currently known about how individuals learn, including the importance of experiential, situated learning.

Today the emphasis of skill development is on knowledge plus competencies. Traditional classroom training provides the knowledge, and a formal mentoring program provides the development of competencies. Training plus mentoring plus experience leads to continuous ...

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