A series of unfortunate events

Unfortunately, the most effective way of learning valuable lessons is by enduring difficulties and experiencing failure. This article details seven key project management lessons learned during 2010, lessons that were learned by project managers who were leading some of the year's better known high-risk, disaster-recovery initiatives involving such crises as earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, oil spills, mine collapses, and economic stagnation. In doing so, it notes how under-prepared most organizations are when it comes to confronting a major crisis. It then outlines the seven lessons learned, identifying the key lesson learned from the seven featured projects, describing how each project team resolved the problems they faced. It discusses the relationship between the lesson learned and an organization's approach to practicing both project and risk management. It looks at how these featured disasters affected the life of the communities impacted by these devastations and the organizations directly or i
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