Lessons learned

Definition:

Lessons learned are concise descriptions of knowledge derived from experiences, that can be communicated through mechanisms such as storytelling, debriefing etc, or summarised in databases. These lessons often reflect on “what we did right,” “what we would do differently,” and “how we could improve our process and product to be more effective in the future.”

Definition from Knowledge Management Specialist Library

Reference: Brief strategic family therapy: lessons learned in efficacy research and challenges to blending research and practice. DA Santisteban, L Suarez-Morales, MS Robbins, J Szapocznik.  Family Process, 2006, 45(2), p259-271

NHS Scotland – Quality Improvement Hub – Lessons Learned Log