lessons learned log

Table Summary

The table describes the lessons learned and recommendations.

Lessons learned log
Learned #
Date Phase Originator Category Risk/
Issue or
CR #
Lesson Learned Recommendation Reference


Table Summary

This table describes the columns heading and descriptions in the lessons learned log template.

Column Heading Description
Lessons Learned # The unique number of the Lesson Learned being documented.
Date Date the Project Team recognizes the LL.
Phase Select Phase from those listed below:
  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Closeout
Originator Insert the name of the person who identified the lesson learned.
Category Select from list below:

Product Development

  • Requirements
  • Build
  • Design
  • Test
  • Non-Functional Attributes
  • Other

Project Management

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Communications Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Management


Risk/Issue or CR # Insert Relevant Risk, Issue or CR #, or NA.
Lesson Learned Describe the project specific Lesson Learned in 2 sentences. Use one sentence each to document the:
  1. event at the root of the lesson learned.
  2. impact of the event on the project (scope, time, costs, quality, etc.)
Recommendation Recommend in a single sentence future actions based on the lesson learned.

When cost effective use an automated test application when there is a high volume of test scripts and limited number of testers.

Develop a fast track process to manage 'urgent' risks and subsequent change requests.

Reference The number or name of the report that included this specific lesson.

i.e. Project X Lessons Learned Report #3