Lessons learned from cross functional projects can add value to the business by capturing knowledge. Project teams can use lessons learned to improve future performance and to avoid risks. Project lessons can be positive or negative. Collecting lessons learned is an important project management function.
- Before you declare a project complete,…turn the lights off and go home,…there's one more element of the transition…that you need to take into account.…In this video, we'll focus on capturing the lessons…that you and your team learned from this project.…One of the things that I love most about working on projects…is how much I learn.…And the completion of a project is a great opportunity…to bring the team together,…so that we can share what we learned with each other.…Taking the time to reflect, is really a proactive…investment in preparing your team for future projects.…
But there is also another more personal reason…to capture the lessons learned.…One of the groups that is most affected by the completion…of a project, is the project team.…You and your colleagues will experience a change.…You will all be transitioning, maybe to other projects,…maybe even to another job or another company.…So each of you will go through a process…of letting go of the project, moving into the neutral zone,…and preparing for a new beginning.…
- Defining the vision
- Documenting the project scope
- Investigating potential options
- Conducting a SWOT analysis
- Selecting a course of action
- Resolving issues
- Building trust with transparency
- Managing project plans
- Identifying risks
- Changing processes
- Helping people transition
Skill Level Intermediate
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