Short but interesting post about project post-mortem meetings. The results, are somewhat familiar and not at all unexpected.
This is a fellow onion.
Look how sad she is.
We’d just finished, or rather abandoned, a project, so decided to do a lessons learned exercise.
These are specific lessons we learnt during the work and what we wrote on our flip charts….
1: A meeting room of people agreeing something is like a class room agreeing. Nobodies learnt, they’ve just nodded that they’ve agreed not to disagree.
2: Policies don’t work. Nobody knows they exist, and if they do, they don’t know what’s in them, and if they do, they rightly don’t care.
3: Regular official meetings are worse than ineffective, they suck life from your bones, if you want to communicate with someone don’t “have a meeting”, just meet someone.
4: Use a hand drawn picture, it’s better than a description of something that could exist as it actually does. You can point at it and…
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