Gather team members to talk about these key factors:
- Timeline. Was the timetable reasonable? Will the group need more or less time for future projects? Were most deadlines met? This is a good time to point out and discuss the parts of the process that seemed to get bogged down.
- Communication. Were there enough opportunities for the group to meet as a whole? Did everyone feel well-informed throughout the project? How can you make communication more effective next time? If the client was involved throughout, did he or she feel kept in the loop?
- Roles. Did you have the right people in place for each task? Was any person’s or department’s load too heavy? How can you streamline work in the future?
- Results. Did the team achieve all its objectives? Discuss what exceeded your expectations and what fell short. This is agood time to determine what steps should eliminated, added or modified.