COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 01: Summary

The world is trying to deal with and understand the recent challenges and upheaval caused by COVID-19.

Though it is still early to wrap our heads around what is happening and what the future will entail, it is possible to taken in some of the early lessons learned and reminders that are coming out of this crisis.

First and foremost, we recognize that some of our assumptions and practices need to be re-evaluated. Taking a sustainable perspective will help provide a framework to reconcile the existing problems that we see and are experiencing and help to guide our future investments.

GPM Global has started to identify and document some lessons in no particular order.

We started with some suggestions for managing projects during the COVID-19 pandemic in a post called Three Keys to Project Work During the Outbreak.

Associated with this post was another that provided more detail on how to deal with the societal and organizational transformational changes required during this pandemic called Transformational Change Requirements.

We identified an interesting shift in cultural / political priorities during the early days of the crisis. The lessons learned out of the crisis have suggested that cultures should focus more on the people / citizen priorities over the profit / economic priorities as outlined in People or Economy – What is more important?

One of the reminders of the COVID-19 crisis is the importance of not delaying important and time sensitive projects. We put together a post illustrating the enormous economic and health of citizen costs caused by government delays in a post called The Cost of Delay.


GPM will continue to add posts to this series as new lessons learned and reminders come to light to provide different perspectives to help us all understand and internalize what is happening and how to successfully respond in a sustainable and practical manner that we will all be proud of.


Peter Milsom

Peter Milsom is an entrepreneurial advocate for sensible, sustainable change delivery practice. Peter has come to realize that sustainability is the perfect catalyst for Project / Programme / Portfolio / Risk / Value / Business Case and Benefits Management improvement. As an entrepreneurial methodologist Peter's unique value proposition is the vast array of tools and techniques that he brings to every engagement using the most cost effective and efficient methods based on the situation and tailored to meet your needs. This is based on his unique combination of experience and extensive training / certifications in change delivery, value / risk / benefits management business case, and business architecture.

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