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The Innovation Process
Activity A

Carry out a final review

This activity will help you reflect on your progress and capture learning, involving all those who have worked on the innovation as well as other key stakeholders.

After-Action Review

An After Action Review (AAR) is a structured discussion and analysis of both successes and failures. The discussion and learning should then be written up so that the team has a shared understanding of what has worked and what hasn’t.

This is a good opportunity to reinforce a culture that accepts ‘managed failure’ ie, failure that generates learning and doesn’t carry risk of causing harm as a necessary step to success.

You should also look for opportunities to share your learning with the wider humanitarian sector, so that others can benefit from learning around what’s worked, and can avoid making the same mistakes.