Project Management is a huge and complex discipline and we can devote our working lives to getting better at it. And one of the best ways to improve our performance is by holding a lessons learned meeting in each project we do.
And learning lessons from a whole project is not enough. We keep our performance sharp, by learning lessons as we go, conducting lessons learned (LL) meetings during projects as well as at the end.
For a simple answer to the question, ‘What are Lessons Learned?” check out our introductory video.
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But how can you hold an excellent Lessons Learned meeting? One where people contribute openly and leave the meeting not just smarter, but wiser?
That’s what I talk about in this video. I cover:
Every project is different. But they all share common features. So learning lessons from your experience is a key part of your professional development. And Lessons Learned meetings are a fundamental part of that process.
If you want a more detailed, text-based article, check-out ‘How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right’, on this website.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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