Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Lessons Learned sessions can be very helpful - and if you're luck enough to keep yours on the project schedule, then this template may help you. It looks a little rough pasted into this post and one of the tables turned into a bullet list, but I think you'll get the idea.
The purpose of this template is to help the project team share knowledge gained from experience so that the entire organization may benefit. A successful Lessons-Learned program will help project teams:
B. At the end of your project, use this document to summarize your experience.
During your discussions:
During each project team meeting discuss what strategies contributed to success as well as areas of potential improvement. Enter your conclusions in the table below (insert rows as needed):
Strategies and Processes that led to Success
Areas of Potential Improvement
At the end of your project, gather all stakeholders for a Lessons-Learned meeting:
Step 1: As a group exercise, fill out the Lessons Learned Checklist (create hyperlink if needed)
Step 2: Use the questions below to summarize your Lessons-Learned discussion. Enter comments in the areas provided. Focus on Lessons Learned that will help in future projects. (Insert rows as needed)
A. List this project’s three biggest successes.
Factors that Promoted this Success
B. List other successes that the team would like highlighted:
C. List areas of potential improvement along with high-impact improvement strategies:
D. Enter other comments:
I have reviewed the information contained in this Project Lessons-Learned Document and agree:
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