Often on our projects there is none a perfect match between the talents of our team and the challenges of the project. We do the best we can to match capabilities and prior experience to the needs of our current projects but as reality has it each project is unique. We try to “are the best athletes” but invariably there are going to be some gaps in the skills required. “Just in time learning” can be the answer to these issues.
Sometimes it is fallacy to think that a person’s education, training, or prior experience is a 100% indicator of how they will perform on a project. While these are generally good indicators there is another consideration that I’m challenging everyone to consider. It is the consideration that the task at hand and the learning at hand should be closely matched.
On our projects and programs we need to acknowledge the fact that we are in a fast moving world. The chances of us being able to perfectly match skills to job challenges are diminishing with this speed of change. However, taking a “are the best athlete” approach coupled with “just in time learning” we can implement even a better solution to our project human resources needs.