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(OWN-2540) (Panel Discussion) Implementing a Lessons Learned Approach Can Make a Difference

Level: Intermediate
Author(s): Stephen Cabano; Paul G. Williams; Scott Gordon; Martin Champagne; Matteo Giovinazzi; Jason Owens
Venue: 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Abstract: This panel discussion will provide a road map for successful implementation of a Lessons Learned system. Topics presented will demonstrate how a Lessons Learned approach supports project planning, scheduling, and estimating, as well as project execution. Examples of Lessons Learned system structures, project delivery process touch points, organizational requirements and also funding required to support an effective Lessons Learned approach will be provided. The Business Case of establishing and supporting a Lesson Learned system will also be examined in the context of several project execution environments.

It is crucial in today's project environment that this type of process be integrated into the day-to-day planning and execution of capital projects. The industry is in the midst of the great crew change, and we need to capture the knowledge/experience of the exiting talent base before it is lost. Both Owners and Contractors need to address this issue today, as this is no longer a distant possibility or future issue, it is upon us and impacts us daily.