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Postmortem Toolkit

This table includes all of the Project Review methods, tools, and resources included in this site. The times listed here are based on a project of average size and complexity. When estimating the level of effort it will take to complete your Project Review, remember to take into account the size, length, and complexity of your particular project and adjust accordingly.

Step Methods Resources available Participants Time Investment: Project Manager Time Investment: Team Requires a Facilitator
Plan a Project Review Kickoff Meeting Planning Tool

Sample Plan
Project Review Team .5 to 2 hours with leadership team None Not Required
Gather Project Data Event timeline Sample Project Review Team .5 to 1 hour collecting data .25 hr in review Not Required
Gather Project Data Schedule Predictability Sample Project Review Team .5 to 1 hour collecting data .25 hour in review Not Required
Gather Project Data Survey Sample Questions

Online Survey Creator
All Project Team Members .5 to 1 hour .5 hour Not Required
Gather Project Data Debriefing Meeting Definition All Project Team Members .5 hour Prep time 1-2 hours per group Yes
Hold a Project History Day Project History Day Sample Invitation

Sample Agenda
8-12 key 'players' Know what happened and WHY .5 to 1 hour prep time and distributing results 4 to 8 hours Depending on tools that are selected Yes
Analyze the Findings Cause and Effect Diagram Sample Project History Day Participants Same as Team 1-2 hours Yes
Synthesize Lessons Learned Prioritization Matrix Example Project History Day Participants Same as Team .5 hour Yes
Synthesize Lessons Learned Affinity Sample Project History Day Participants Same as Team 1-1.5 hours Yes
Synthesize Lessons Learned Relations Diagram Sample Project History Day Participants Same as Team .5 hour Yes
Synthesize Lessons Learned Multipickup Method Description Project History Day Participants Same as Team .5 to 1 hour Yes
Create a Plan For Change Plan of Action Plan for Change Project History Day Participants with Leadership Team .5 to 1 hour .5 hour Not Required
Close the Loop Open Letter Template

Sample
Project History Day Participants with Leadership Team 1 to 1.5 hours .5 to 1 hour Not Required