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Lessons Learned

Many processes and methodologies include a post project review phase, where projects can be analyzed and reviewed for successes, failures and opportunities for improvement that would benefit future projects. Enterprise Architect has a flexible Element Review facility that allows any part of a model or practice to be reviewed, including things such as naming conventions, modeling style, modeling language usage and correctness and any other dimension of a project. This facility is typically used during the execution of a project such as at important milestones or every week or month, and can also be used at the end of a project to gain value insights into how to improve future projects. There is the ability to dynamically reference any part of the models, such as elements, Packages and diagrams and these can be conveniently added to the review by dragging and dropping them from the Browser window. There is a flexible built-in word processor where text can be created and formatted, making it available right inside the modeling environment.

Document Artifact

A Document Artifact can be used as an alternative to using the Review facility for recording the Lessons Learnt. A template could be specified for the document and the details of the session recorded into the document. Other model elements that represent successes, failures or have some importance to the lessons can be dragged into the document as links.

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The Calendar provides a way to record and present important temporal information, such as events and meetings, in calendar format. 'Lesson Learned' sessions can be entered into the Calendar and set up as recurring if needed. Event subtypes can be configured to add 'Lessons Learned' as a Meeting Type.

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Model Mail

Model Mail can be used to notify and remind people of a Lesson Learned session and to notify them after the session about outcomes and decisions and required actions. Links to model elements and diagrams, matrices, team reviews and a variety of other items can be added.

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