The 4 Questions to Ask When You Debrief on a Project
Debriefings can help you accelerate projects, innovate new approaches to problems, and hit difficult objectives. More than a casual conversation about what did and didn’t work, a debriefing digs into why things happened. It should review four key questions:
- What were we trying to accomplish? Start by restating the objectives you were trying to hit.
- Where did we hit (or miss) our objectives? Review your results, and ensure the group is aligned.
- What caused our results? This should go deeper than obvious, first-level answers.
- What should we start, stop, or continue doing? Given the root causes uncovered, what should we do next, now that we know what we know?