After Action Review

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After Action Review

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Introduction

The AAR is a simple process used by a team to capture the lessons learned from past successes and failures with the goal of improving future performance. It is an opportunity for a team to reflect on a project, activity, event or task so that the next time, they can do better.

Keywords

After_Action_Review, methods, evaluation, reflection

Detailed Description

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Examples in Application

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Related FAQs

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Further Information

Bellanet After Action Review kit [www.bellanet.org/files/AAR%20Toolkit_0.rtf] (includes examples for documenting AARs)

David Gurteen's page on AAR: [1] (includes some useful tips)

Original Author and Subsequent Contributors of this FAQ

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FAQ KM4Dev Source Materials

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