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Project Management - Lessons Learned Sessions

Lessons learned meetings are vital to the project management closure process. This post will assist with understanding the goals, facilitation guidelines, and documentation ideas for lesson learned meetings.

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The goals of a lessons learned session is find out what aspects of the project worked and which did not, which should be repeated and which should not, and to document these aspects to be used for future projects. The lessons learned allow mistakes to avoid being repeated and new ideas to be used again to promote successful project completion.

To facilitate this type of session, it is important to first have the right people in the room. The entire project team should be present, including those who worked on aspects of the project but were not part of the formal team. It is up to the ...

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