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did we do, what could we do better – is you start by comparing the intended results and the actual results one-to-one, and you focus on where there are differences,” Parry said. “Those can be positive or negative.” If step three took twice as long as expected, but step five took only half as long, and the project still finished on time, that’s different than it just finished

review should be relatively easy: were we successful or not? Yet, it needs to be put on the table, because too often, the underlying goals of a project aren’t communicated. And, when a customer changes an order mid-stream – and the updated goal isn’t communicated – the lack of clarity influences the team’s outcome. The next question asks about any

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If you want to take your shop from good to great, you need to look how everything gets done.

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on time. In fact, the latter is rarely the case. As a manager, you want to get into why the former occurred; those areas where learning needs to occur. “You very quickly can get into really focused conversations about what happened that made a difference,” Parry said. Comparing Answers Both the before- and after-action sessions essentially ask the same questions. The first one is decidedly highlevel: what is the intended result, and what’s the metric of success? For an installation, it could be finishing on time and on budget, with no errors in the final check. Likewise, those objectives also would probably fit a project to update back-office software. Given the definitive nature of this question, answering it at the after-action

challenges the team anticipates. Without it, you’re acting as if the world is flat, your people are robots and everything will work out just fine because you have a plan. “That’s how most organizations tend to deal with plans,” Parry said. By addressing this beforehand, everyone is aware of where problems may occur. Then, instead of having goats, you’ve got heroes who already developed a work-around. Next, consider what you and your peers have learned in the past that could be applied to this project. This addresses one of the problems with lessons learned: There’s usually not an opportunity before a project begins to review them. As such, this step sets a trip wire to stop and think about past
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News July 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Going Glass
Member Profile
Extra Avionics
Member Profile
Glass Panel Upgrades
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Member Profile
A Conversation With...
Making A Difference
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
Meet the AEA Staff
What's New
Marketplace Classifies
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