I have written before about the need for capturing lessons learned (here, here, and here) all the way through projects, and using the end of project review meetings to cement that learning and agree ways to share with others.
However, I have noticed a trend…..a trend that is counter productive for projects, for project management, and for learning.
There is no formal project closure. Or, if there is a project closure meeting then it is perfunctory and has no real meaning for the company or those taking part.
Projects are full of learning and that learning needs to be corralled – like loose horses. Ways to identify and share the learning needs to be agreed. Without this approach companies are throwing away vital pieces of intellectual property.
I wonder if they would do this with those ‘great ideas’?
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