Lessons Learned Log

This template is used to capture any Lessons Learned during the project’s lifetime. It should be updated by the Project Manager or project team members during the project execution. The log is valuable input for crating the Lessons Learned Report and as input for evaluation workshop(s) at the end on the project.

  • Easy to use, just fill-in the blanks
  • Flexible, add or delete content
  • Illustrative example included
  • Available – Instant download


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Capturing lessons learned throughout the project lifecycle is a project management best practice that is often forgotten in the fog of busy project activities. The benefit of such continuous capturing of lessons learned is that all information is documented in a timely and accurate manner. Key learnings that are not noted down simultaneously with the project execution are often forgotten at the time of post-project lessons learned sessions. This template not only includes a column for describing the situation or what went wrong during a project but also a column for suggestions to avoid similar occurrences in the future.

Instructions for usage

Enter the project name and for each lesson learned enter:

  1. In the first column a unique ID number used to identify the lesson learned in the lesson learned log.
  2. The second column should be populated with the date that the lesson learned was identified.
  3. In the third column Entered by should be populated with the name of the individual who identified the lesson learned.
  4. The fourth column Subject is to be populated with a brief attention-grabbing headline that describes the subject of the lesson learned.
  5. The fifth column Situation should be populated with a detailed description of the situation learned from.
  6. In the sixth column Recommendations & comments recommendations and additional comments should be included.

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