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    Mares
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    Project Closure and Post Mortem Document
    Does anyone have a good process or procedure that I can follow to close out and develop a document (post mortem) on a project I just closed? What are the critical things I need to cover so that I can feedback from a Project Manager side, the plus and minus from the project so that any future related projects can learn from these,
    Also,  would like to send out questionnaire to team to get their feed back or their lessons learned from the project…any ideas..!
    Thanks..
     

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    #147417

    Vito
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    We don’t know what we don’t know and sometimes it’s what we know that isn’t so that has us stumbling and fumbling. A suggestion is to set-up a Postmortem meeting, (online, face-to-face, or conference call) with the team members. Make sure to include your customer(s), as they provide a different perspective crucial for future projects. Begin with the end in mind! Why are we doing this? To document lessons learned that will enable our organization to continually improve.
     
    Ask the following:
    What worked, what did not?
    How can we improve this for future projects?
    What would you do differently? (If it could be done over again?)
    What was done really well?
    What could have been done better?
    What are any recommendations that you would make for future project applications?
    What have we learned that can be applied to future projects?
    What do we know now that we did not know before?
     
    Also, this is a good time to wear your sales hat and determine what services and support will be needed now that the project is completed. Don’t forget about a letter of appreciation to the project personnel. Last, celebrate with the entire team. Announce your accomplishments to the rest of the organization. Company newsletter, etc. or publish your project results in an industry publication. Take a picture with the team and display in the lobby. Reward! Make sure that you’re rewarding the right behavior. Because, behavior that is rewarded is behavior that is repeated!Cheers.

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    #147420

    qualitycolorado
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    Vito,  This is a superb post — excellent advice!
    Adrian, If you follow Vito’s advice, you should have a very good Post-mortem review of the effort.
    Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #147434

    Marlon Brando
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    Agree .It is  another  Superb post ,but  it  is  second  to  your  post?

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    #147445

    Vito
    Member

    QC,
    Thanks for the positive reinforcement! The feeling is mutual, as I am a big fan of your objective input and posts!
    Cheers.

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    #147555

    Mares
    Participant

    Thanks All
    I will take your advice Vito and let you know how it goes…!
    Cheers

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    #147565

    Vito
    Member

    Yes please do! I’ll look forward to your additional input/feedback.
    Cheers!

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