“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
As a trainer I have seen and been subjected to a huge variety of post-course appraisals. Typically these appraisal templates list a number of management-inspired performance criteria against which course participants circle on a numbered scale how they thought things went. While such assessments make for ready mathematical analysis, the truth is that a word picture provides more useful feedback. In fact, there are only three questions that need be included in such appraisals – what went well, what didn’t and what could be improved. Similarly, it is these three questions that form the basis of a project retrospective.
A retrospective (from the Latin word retrospectare meaning “look back”) in project management parlance is a review of events that have already taken place. A retrospective is often completed … Read More »