Presenting Lessons Learnt
Shomo Nasser, Project Manager, Zambia
I recently took a PMD Pro 1 examination (project management for development professionals - level 1) with LINGOS (Learning In NGOs) where I learnt that you do not have to wait until project closure to communicate lessons learnt
PMD Pro 1 recommends the use of an 'issues log
' which is a record of all challenges, innovations, solutions and outstanding hinderances faced. The tool should be regularly reviewed and used to inform decision making.
In the case of Nomawethu's question, I suggest that the lessons learnt for the project closure meeting will be drawn from the collection of contents from the 'issues log', which the customer will have been consulted about during the process of implementation and "re-planning".