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I am managing a project which is related to Telecom Industry and Consists of Setting up services at various locations, There are 40 No of Sites and Scope for each site is same.
My question is this a single project or 40 different projects? Should i track progress of each one and than summarize the overall project progress??
How to keep track of Lesson learned in this case? Site by Site ?? As each site presents different challenges ?? How to stack them up and make these lessons learned useful for future ??
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I have a question Mudassar: Are all those 40 sites working in parallel at the same time ? If not, then you can divide the project in phases and track each phase.
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Yes, all the 40 sites are running in parallel
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Then yes it is better to track each site separately but all could be set under one program probably. Tracking each site separately will allow you to easily identify any delays or cost overruns.
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Mudassar:
Are these sites setup as part of a larger project initiative? I'd say this is one project with 40 installations. Although each site setup is unique; it's iterative until all 40 sites are setup. You should be able to setup a installation template and checklist and retrospectives learned to refine the next installation.
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1 reply by Mudassar Khan
Feb 24, 2017 1:57 AM
Mudassar Khan
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Yes all the 40 sites are part of one bigger project. Thanks for your kind suggestion.
But how to handle lessons learned of each site and merge them for future reference ?
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Feb 24, 2017 1:53 AM
Replying to Naomi Caietti
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Mudassar:
Are these sites setup as part of a larger project initiative? I'd say this is one project with 40 installations. Although each site setup is unique; it's iterative until all 40 sites are setup. You should be able to setup a installation template and checklist and retrospectives learned to refine the next installation.
Yes all the 40 sites are part of one bigger project. Thanks for your kind suggestion.
But how to handle lessons learned of each site and merge them for future reference ?
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Feb 24, 2017 2:22 AM
Rami Kaibni
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I assume Each site is somehow unique so if you track each site separately as a separate Project (As part of a program) or as Mini-Project (As part of a big project) then you can record site conditions for every site, lessons learned for every installation site and then analyse if there are common lesson learned between all sites or if the lessons learned are specific to certain sites and what are they.

This way you can know what lessons learned were specifc and which ones where common.

Hope this helps.
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Retrospective is basically meant to be a just in time review, refinement and go forward action for the next site. Over time you'll develop a framework (if you will) and best practices for your site installation. Choose your tools to document. You'll be the expert!
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Feb 24, 2017 1:57 AM
Replying to Mudassar Khan
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Yes all the 40 sites are part of one bigger project. Thanks for your kind suggestion.
But how to handle lessons learned of each site and merge them for future reference ?
I assume Each site is somehow unique so if you track each site separately as a separate Project (As part of a program) or as Mini-Project (As part of a big project) then you can record site conditions for every site, lessons learned for every installation site and then analyse if there are common lesson learned between all sites or if the lessons learned are specific to certain sites and what are they.

This way you can know what lessons learned were specifc and which ones where common.

Hope this helps.
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As it's part of a program, I agree with others, set up a standard performance report for each site that you can roll up for reporting upwards.

In terms of capturing lessons, there are various templates available, 1 register will be enough and just make sure you have a field to identify which of the 40 sites the lesson came from. It'll be important to review the lessons regularly, ensuring that if any high value lessons occur they can be shared with the others quickly to prevent the same thing happening.

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