It’s important to pause after a project to review, recap and learn from the efforts of all those that contributed. It’s important to get feedback from all involved from the staff, vendors, the customers, sponsors, all those that provided materials or service to the good of the whole. Even if the project doesn’t exactly match the next, comments help you learn what worked, discover where you need grow and imagine how to maximize the next effort. The knowledge gained can help you and others to avoid schedule and cost overruns or improve efficacy.
Learn from the last project to carry forward best practices in the future:
The efforts of gathering the crew at the close of the project to kvetch, review, learn and celebrate can strengthen the relationships within the team. A great team paired with the clear recommendations and lessons learned can make the next project run a little more smoothly, efficiently and to the greater good.
Rachel, Reach Partners