In this article I will summarize the ‘Learn from experience’ information from the new manual ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2TM’. I will include some information extracted from two other OGC manuals: P3O and P3M3 as well.
In PRINCE2, learning from experience permeates the method:
– When starting a project: Previous or comparable projects must be reviewed to see if lessons learned could be used
– As the project progresses: The project should continue to learn. Whenever possible lessons should be included in all reports and previews.
– As the project closes: The project should pass on lessons. Unless lessons provoke change, they are only lessons identified (not learned).
PRINCE2 gives the outline for the two lessons related product descriptions: Lessons Log and Lessons Report.
See for the complete article including an overview of all processes and related Lessons actions, outline of the documents and some best practices: review-prince2-principle-learn-from-experience-090815-v1-0