Any Tips for Lessons Learned?

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dhaughey
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At the closing stage of a project you have identified a lot of good ideas some of which can help future projects, but, all too often good ideas get archived away. When similar projects are started, the same mistakes are made because people fail to read the end-project report.

Any tips on how to avoid this?

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Ok, I'll start with a tip to get the ball rolling.

I think this 'problem' is probably much more common than we would all like it to be. What is the point of spending time analysing what did and didn't go well if no-one is ever going to benefit from our experiences.

One method we have used in the past is to have some 'business cards' made up. These can be procured very cheaply and have enough room for 5 or 6 'tips'. Try to keep the points short and snappy for maximum impact. What works well is that these go straight into the wallet, and so are 'on hand' for the next project.

Duncan
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