How do you operate ?
Just wondering. How you do business. I have seen the pros and cons to military to government and private sector performing different types of surveys throughout my time. After a project do any of you take the time to write down or discuss the project in a way with all personal involved?
Say you had a large project so you make a plan. A plan of action to how things will be done and organized which tools methods seem to be the best. Then you execute on that plan. As the project progresses in reality we have to adapt become flexible and make adjustments to said tools and methods but the job gets done the good the bad its over and off to a new project. Does anyone take that time formally or informally to bring in the iman crew chief project coordinator manager etc. to kinda say ok what worked what didn??t work how do we do it next time that will save time money and stress. I call it an after action report. Every mission AKA project we did this and government often does at the worka bee level. It is usually compiled and brought out the next mission project that has similarities to try and head off the unexpected issue and not planned for issues on the next job. I know on private sector side its get in get out and move on. But would this not be a valuable process to use or would it be a non starter for discussion at your company.
We had a slack day after Christmas doing inventory checking equipment etc. I brought in one of my crew chiefs and was going over a project phase that is about to end and we will be starting the next phase soon which will be very similar to this phase. I showed him the issues I had to deal with for simple little things like naming files codes comps etc. how the office side sees things. I asked him what can I do to make the next phase easier on him . It took a bit to get him to discuss. He is one that whatever you want i will make it work. Love him for that and he is good. But once I got him talking and got his ideas we kinda came up with some win win options for both sides. This was 30 minutes tops. My boss heard this and said hey you wrote an after action report and cced me for the main office on a job i did out of town. It was a small email on tools needed and things that could have been laid out clearer. It was a last minute thing that popped up literally right before Christmas and I volunteered as most where already on vacation. I had questions like do we really need this because it is not changing and this would save x amount of time. Tools like boat paddles and such we hardly ever use so things that should have been checked prior. So a list as well for next time which will be coming to hopefully make it easier on next crew. He said he liked the idea and wanted us to possibly implement this on projects and file it so we can keep getting better. So do y??all have something similar in place. Or not necessary. Ideas opinions all welcome even criticism because heck I am here to learn so beat me up and make me better.
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