The most critical thing to derive from a closed-project assessment is the lessons you learned from the project. You want to assess what went wrong and why—not so you can point fingers at the guilty parties, but so that you can do better next time by avoiding the pitfalls you encountered this time. Lessons learned is something project managers (PMs) like to avoid working on, because they ' re afraid of backwash on the job they did as a PM, but the idea is to gain knowledge about how to better manage projects. Remember, you might be that future PM.
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