After Action Reviews are typically done during and after a project's lifetime to generate learning for the future
To evaluate any project or event and communicate the learning from the evaluation to the appropriate stake holders.
Types of participants: All of the people who participated in the event or project
Time needed: A day for a big project
Ideal conditions: As soon after the project or event was completed
Pre-Work Required: Presentation needs to be prepared for the intent section.
See attached file
Follow-Up Required: Implement the communications plan.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Lists answering the questions and a communications plan to report the findings
Potential pitfalls: Not actually getting out what the intention of the project or event really was.
How success is evaluated: Communicating the results to the relevant stake holders.
Examples of successes and failures:
The US and Dutch Armies use this as does Shell.
References: 1. Opening
2. What was intented?
3. What actually happened?
4. What did we learn?
5. Who are we going to tell?
Alternative names: AAR