Learning Lessons through Managing Project Knowledge

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Half-Day: Online

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Training Overview

All skills are developed with practice; the more often you carry out a task, the more proficient you become. This involves learning from your mistakes – a process called experiential learning. However, while you might learn from your own mistakes, from an organizational point of view, it would be extremely useful if lessons learned on one project could be applied in other projects, without those teams having to solve the same problems.

This half-day, virtual, workshop will introduce the whole idea of knowledge and why it can be really difficult to capture and disseminate throughout the organization. We will explain why it is important to record lessons as they are being learned and not to leave this to a closing exercise at the end of the project. Finally, we will explain why lessons should be prioritized using Pareto analysis – to focus on ensuring the most important insights get distributed properly.

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Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between data, information, knowledge, understanding and wisdom
  • Differentiate between explicit and tacit knowledge
  • Apply information management techniques to explicit knowledge
  • Apply knowledge management techniques to tacit knowledge
  • Conduct a lessons learned session on a project
  • Prioritize lessons learned through Pareto analysis

Skill Level


This is a half-day online course, delivered through a virtual platform.

Inside a Learning Lessons through Managing Project Knowledge Course: What's Included?

Relevant Course Materials

Access to materials for the Learning Lessons through Managing Project Knowledge course.

Practice Questions

Access to our practice questions designed to enhance your understanding of Learning Lessons through Managing Project Knowledge.

Access to Educate 360 LMS

Access our learning management system for supplementary documentations recordings.

Course and Customer Support

Telephone and e-mail support up to and including the day of the exam.

Course Agenda

By the end of this course, you should have a firm understanding of how to capture and disseminate lessons learned in order to improve project performance across the organization. You should also be able to identify opportunities for improvement within your own projects as well as those of others.

  • Introduction and definitions
    • Types of knowledge
    • The hierarchy of concepts – from data to wisdom
  • Information management
    • Codifying explicit knowledge
    • Processes and troubleshooting approaches
  • Knowledge Management
    • Communities of Practice
    • Job Shadowing
  • Conducting a lessons learned exercise
    • Case-study-based group exercise
  • Prioritizing lessons learned
    • Pareto analysis

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

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“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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Velopi’s courses are aimed at adult learners. We value the life experiences of our students and encourage everyone attending to contribute and to apply their existing experience to new situations.

At the start of each course, students will be provided with their instructor’s e-mail address and contact phone number. They are invited to make contact if they have any questions after the class.

Each one of the “Club PDU” courses are stand-alone offerings.
Following a continuing professional development course, many students are inspired to take their project management development a step further and we encourage our students to discuss their career plans with us. We can recommend further formal training leading to more advanced qualifications.

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate sends out a strong signal that you are serious about the project management profession and seek to develop further in this role.

All of our instructors are Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. Each has over a decade of industry experience and uses this to provide plenty of real-world examples to bring the courses to life.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

Project managers are the target audience for this workshop, but anyone working in project teams will benefit from insights into knowledge management and understanding why it is beneficial.

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