Learning enough from projects?
It is widely acknowledged that organizational learning capability is a critical factor that differentiates successful companies. The quality of individual and collective learning is a key determinant of organizational success. Project learning is critical to increasing the company competitiveness to improve their knowledge faster than the competition.The knowledge transformation within a project and between projects involves sharing knowledge and experiences. If experiences are useful for a group of people, a transition between individual knowledge and collective knowledge must happen. The learning patterns will influence the knowledge transformation. The widely used plan-do-study-act (PDSA) model ensures the continuous process of plan-versus- actual comparison in which intra-project learning will happen. Lessons learned which are the output of learning activities will be transferred from one project to another based on certain knowledge transfer processes. Learning must be supported and facilitated by a learning mechanism from structural and cultural aspects.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law