11-4. Capturing lessons

The Project Final Report – here are important components of the project final report. It is important that lessons be captured at the time of closeout rather than at some future date.

Project Performance
nwhat was achieved and reasons for resulting performance
Administrative Performance
nreview of how well administrative practices worked
Organizational Structure
nidentify modifications to help future projects
Project Management Techniques
nrecommendations for improvements in future projects
Some other Lessons
  1. Let workers have fun
  2. Beginnings are important
  3. Top management support is critical
  4. Managing change is 50% of project management
  5. Make management reviews interactive
  6. Set realistic milestone dates, and then stick to the schedule as much as possible
  7. Plan at a workable level