Why do a Project Review? (What are the Benifits?)

Management
Teams
Project Managers
Individual Contributors

Lessons learned from Project Reviews are useful from many perspectives. The real benefit from Project Reviews is the opportunity to step back and tack a deeper look into the system. During the throes of delivery when a problem is observed, the inclination is to fix things quickly without a thorough examination of what is really happening. We call this the ready, fire, aim approach. Sometimes this works. We get lucky; smart team members use their insight to aim the arrow correctly. Project Reviews that follow this process allow us to take a deeper look and examine the underlying values, practices, and assumptions that got us in trouble in the first place. We can then precisely craft an appropriate solution and monitor the solution carefully.


What's in it for Management?
What's in it for Teams?
What's in it for Project Managers? What's in it for Individual Contributors