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Lessons Report

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The Lessons Report (or Lessons Learned Report) is used to document lessons that might be of value to future projects. A Lessons Report has to be created at the end of the project during the Closing a Project process. In larger projects, a Lessons Report might be created during the project, for example, during the Managing a Stage boundary process. The purpose of the report is to provoke action so that the positive lessons become embedded in the organization’s way of working, and that the organization is able to avoid any negative lessons on future projects.

A Lessons Report can be created at any time in a project so you don’t have to wait until the of the project. Normally the Lesson Report is included as part of the End Stage Report and End Project Report . Sometimes it may be a good idea to have a number of Lesson Reports that focus on different types of lessons and for a different target audience; e.g., specific product, supplier, technology.

Timeline Lessons Report

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Sample Lessons Report - End Stage 2

Lessons Report - Stage 2

Sample Lessons Report - End of project

Lessons Report - End of project

As you can, the Lessons Report covers what went well and what could have gone better.

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