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Question on multiple phase project. 2 years 1 month ago #22195

  • Matilda Dosunmu
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Hi there,
Just a quick question regarding project divided in multiple phases. would it be right to collect lesson learned periodically or at the end of each phase? can anyone give opinion

Question on multiple phase project. 2 years 1 month ago #22196

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Hi Matilda,

I would capture lessons learned throughout the project: remember that they can be useful at any time, not only at the end of the project or of one of its phases.
What I would do at the end of each phase only would be to transfer them to the 'lessons learned repository' - or whatever the company/organization calls it - to archive them and become part of the so-called OPAs.

Gabriella Dellino, PhD, PMP
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Question on multiple phase project. 2 years 1 month ago #22205

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Hi Gabrielle,

Thanks for the response. I guess i was mixing lesson learned with Phase Gate that is done at the end of each phase, I will definitely note the difference.


Question on multiple phase project. 2 years 1 month ago #22207

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From a practical standpoint, you want to capture Lessons Learned when they are learned, not only when the PMBOK says "Update lessons learned repository." However, from an EXAM perspective, follow the PMBOK guide.

Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH, PMP
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