PRINCE2 (TM) Lessons Log

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1.2. How to complete this template

1.2.1. Complete the sections in square brackets

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1.2.2. Read these sections for help on this template

1.2.2.1. Purpose

1.2.2.2. Advice

1.2.3. Navigate using the links in Contents

1.2.3.1. Contents

1.3. Attribution

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2. Document information

2.1. Project Name

2.1.1. [name]

2.2. Date

2.2.1. [date]

2.3. Release

2.3.1. Draft/Final

2.4. Author

2.4.1. [author]

2.5. Owner

2.5.1. [owner]

2.6. Client

2.6.1. [client]

2.7. Document Number

2.7.1. [number]

2.8. Revision, Approvals & Distribution

2.8.1. Revision History

2.8.1.1. Revision # [....]

2.8.1.1.1. Revision Date

2.8.1.1.2. Previous Revision Date

2.8.1.1.3. Summary of Changes

2.8.1.1.4. Changes Marked

2.8.1.2. Revision # [....]

2.8.1.2.1. Revision Date

2.8.1.2.2. Previous Revision Date

2.8.1.2.3. Summary of Changes

2.8.1.2.4. Changes Marked

2.8.1.3. Revision # [....]

2.8.1.3.1. Revision Date

2.8.1.3.2. Previous Revision Date

2.8.1.3.3. Summary of Changes

2.8.1.3.4. Changes Marked

2.8.1.4. Date of next revision:

2.8.1.4.1. [....]

2.8.2. Approvals

2.8.2.1. Approval # [....]

2.8.2.1.1. Name

2.8.2.1.2. Signature

2.8.2.1.3. Title

2.8.2.1.4. Date of Issue

2.8.2.1.5. Version

2.8.2.2. Approval # [....]

2.8.2.2.1. Name

2.8.2.2.2. Signature

2.8.2.2.3. Title

2.8.2.2.4. Date of Issue

2.8.2.2.5. Version

2.8.2.3. Approval # [....]

2.8.2.3.1. Name

2.8.2.3.2. Signature

2.8.2.3.3. Title

2.8.2.3.4. Date of Issue

2.8.2.3.5. Version

2.8.3. Distribution

2.8.3.1. Distribution # [....]

2.8.3.1.1. Name

2.8.3.1.2. Title

2.8.3.1.3. Date of issue

2.8.3.1.4. Version

2.8.3.2. Distribution # [....]

2.8.3.2.1. Name

2.8.3.2.2. Title

2.8.3.2.3. Date of issue

2.8.3.2.4. Version

2.8.3.3. Distribution # [....]

2.8.3.3.1. Name

2.8.3.3.2. Title

2.8.3.3.3. Date of issue

2.8.3.3.4. Version

3. Lessons Log

3.1. Lesson No. [...]

3.1.1. Lesson Type

3.1.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.1.2. Lesson Detail

3.1.2.1. Event

3.1.2.1.1. [...]

3.1.2.2. Effect

3.1.2.2.1. [...]

3.1.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.1.2.3.1. [...]

3.1.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.1.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.1.2.5. Recommendations

3.1.2.5.1. [...]

3.1.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.1.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.1.3. Date Logged

3.1.3.1. [...]

3.1.4. Logged By

3.1.4.1. [...]

3.1.5. Priority

3.1.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.2. Lesson No. [...]

3.2.1. Lesson Type

3.2.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.2.2. Lesson Detail

3.2.2.1. Event

3.2.2.1.1. [...]

3.2.2.2. Effect

3.2.2.2.1. [...]

3.2.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.2.2.3.1. [...]

3.2.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.2.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.2.2.5. Recommendations

3.2.2.5.1. [...]

3.2.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.2.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.2.3. Date Logged

3.2.3.1. [...]

3.2.4. Logged By

3.2.4.1. [...]

3.2.5. Priority

3.2.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.3. Lesson No. [...]

3.3.1. Lesson Type

3.3.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.3.2. Lesson Detail

3.3.2.1. Event

3.3.2.1.1. [...]

3.3.2.2. Effect

3.3.2.2.1. [...]

3.3.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.3.2.3.1. [...]

3.3.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.3.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.3.2.5. Recommendations

3.3.2.5.1. [...]

3.3.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.3.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.3.3. Date Logged

3.3.3.1. [...]

3.3.4. Logged By

3.3.4.1. [...]

3.3.5. Priority

3.3.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.4. Lesson No. [...]

3.4.1. Lesson Type

3.4.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.4.2. Lesson Detail

3.4.2.1. Event

3.4.2.1.1. [...]

3.4.2.2. Effect

3.4.2.2.1. [...]

3.4.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.4.2.3.1. [...]

3.4.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.4.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.4.2.5. Recommendations

3.4.2.5.1. [...]

3.4.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.4.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.4.3. Date Logged

3.4.3.1. [...]

3.4.4. Logged By

3.4.4.1. [...]

3.4.5. Priority

3.4.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.5. Lesson No. [...]

3.5.1. Lesson Type

3.5.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.5.2. Lesson Detail

3.5.2.1. Event

3.5.2.1.1. [...]

3.5.2.2. Effect

3.5.2.2.1. [...]

3.5.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.5.2.3.1. [...]

3.5.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.5.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.5.2.5. Recommendations

3.5.2.5.1. [...]

3.5.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.5.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.5.3. Date Logged

3.5.3.1. [...]

3.5.4. Logged By

3.5.4.1. [...]

3.5.5. Priority

3.5.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.6. Lesson No. [...]

3.6.1. Lesson Type

3.6.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.6.2. Lesson Detail

3.6.2.1. Event

3.6.2.1.1. [...]

3.6.2.2. Effect

3.6.2.2.1. [...]

3.6.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.6.2.3.1. [...]

3.6.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.6.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.6.2.5. Recommendations

3.6.2.5.1. [...]

3.6.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.6.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.6.3. Date Logged

3.6.3.1. [...]

3.6.4. Logged By

3.6.4.1. [...]

3.6.5. Priority

3.6.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.7. Lesson No. [...]

3.7.1. Lesson Type

3.7.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.7.2. Lesson Detail

3.7.2.1. Event

3.7.2.1.1. [...]

3.7.2.2. Effect

3.7.2.2.1. [...]

3.7.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.7.2.3.1. [...]

3.7.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.7.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.7.2.5. Recommendations

3.7.2.5.1. [...]

3.7.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.7.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.7.3. Date Logged

3.7.3.1. [...]

3.7.4. Logged By

3.7.4.1. [...]

3.7.5. Priority

3.7.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.8. Lesson No. [...]

3.8.1. Lesson Type

3.8.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.8.2. Lesson Detail

3.8.2.1. Event

3.8.2.1.1. [...]

3.8.2.2. Effect

3.8.2.2.1. [...]

3.8.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.8.2.3.1. [...]

3.8.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.8.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.8.2.5. Recommendations

3.8.2.5.1. [...]

3.8.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.8.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.8.3. Date Logged

3.8.3.1. [...]

3.8.4. Logged By

3.8.4.1. [...]

3.8.5. Priority

3.8.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

3.9. Lesson No. [...]

3.9.1. Lesson Type

3.9.1.1. [Define the lesson type (project/corporate/both or programme)]

3.9.2. Lesson Detail

3.9.2.1. Event

3.9.2.1.1. [...]

3.9.2.2. Effect

3.9.2.2.1. [...]

3.9.2.3. Causes/Trigger

3.9.2.3.1. [...]

3.9.2.4. Early Warnings?

3.9.2.4.1. [Note if there were any early warning signs]

3.9.2.5. Recommendations

3.9.2.5.1. [...]

3.9.2.6. Previously Identified?

3.9.2.6.1. [Note if this lesson was previously identified as a risk (threat or opportunity)]

3.9.3. Date Logged

3.9.3.1. [...]

3.9.4. Logged By

3.9.4.1. [...]

3.9.5. Priority

3.9.5.1. [Set the priority as defined by the projects categories]

4. Overview

4.1. Purpose

4.1.1. The Lessons Log is a project repository for lessons that apply to this project or future projects. Some lessons may originate from other projects and should be captured on the Lessons Log for input to the project’s strategies and plans. Some lessons may originate from within the project - where new experience (both good and bad) can be passed on to others via a Lessons Report.

4.2. Contents

4.2.1. Lessons Log

4.3. Advice

4.3.1. Derivation:

4.3.1.1. Lessons Reports from other projects

4.3.1.2. Project mandate or Project Brief

4.3.1.3. Daily Log, Issue Register, Quality Register and Risk Register

4.3.1.4. Checkpoint Reports and Highlight Reports

4.3.1.5. Completed Work Packages

4.3.1.6. Stage Plans with actuals

4.3.1.7. Observation and experience of the project’s processes.

4.3.2. Format and Presentation:

4.3.2.1. A Lessons Log can take a number of formats, including:

4.3.2.2. Document, spreadsheet or database

4.3.2.3. Stand-alone log or a carry forward in progress review minutes

4.3.2.4. Entry in a project management tool

4.3.2.5. Part of an integrated project register for all risks, actions, decisions, assumptions, issues, lessons etc.

4.3.3. Quality Criteria:

4.3.3.1. The status indicates whether action has been taken

4.3.3.2. Lessons are uniquely identified, including to which product they refer

4.3.3.3. A process is defined by which the Lessons Log is to be updated

4.3.3.4. Access to the Lessons Log is controlled

4.3.3.5. The Lessons Log is kept in a safe place.