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These articles tell you how to conduct lessons learned meetings at the end of a project to identify the things you did right and the things you can do better. The lessons learned process includes the gathering, archiving and presentation of data about the project plans, the schedule, budget and information about the actual performance versus those plans. It includes the change order history, the project’s variances and the corrective action that was taken to resolve problems. That information gives future project managers a major advantage in quickly and accurately planning their projects and learning from your successes and mistakes.

Lessons Learned: Questions to Ask

What do organizations that have consistently high levels of project success have in common? They conduct lessons learned discussions and create project archives during the project close-out phase. The lessons learned documentation includes what went right, what went wrong and what the project manager and team could have done better. The archives also include plans from previous projects and […]

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Lessons Learned Project Management

Lessons Learned Project Management is a process that is often bypassed. That’s because project managers and team members are sick of talking about the project they have worked on for months. Skipping the lessons learned process says to your team, “This project is too small to do any of that fancy lessons learned stuff. Let’s save […]

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Project Lessons Learned

The project lessons learned process is ineffective in most organizations. One project after another suffers from the same mistakes.  What is even worse is that the bigger the project failure, the less likely they are to learn from it.  The same issues that cause a project to fail also prevent the people involved from learning from […]

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How To: Post-Project Review

The post-project review processes are ineffective in most organizations. Consequently, they suffer from the same mistakes on one project after another. Even worse, the bigger the project failure, the less likely the organization is to learn from it. The same issues that cause a project to fail also prevent the people involved from learning from that failure. Organizations need […]

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