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After-action review


After-action review: An after action review is a structured review or de-brief process for analyzing what happened, why it happened, and how it can be done better by the participants and those responsible for the project or event. After-action reviews in the formal sense were originally developed by the U.S. Army although less structured de-briefs after events have existed since time immemorial. Formal AARs are used by all US military services and by many other non-US organizations. Their use has extended to business as a knowledge management tool and a way to build a culture of accountability.

  • also known as After Action Review, AAR

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Google previewInformation Systems for Emergency Management (2014)

by Bartel Van De Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz

After-Action Review Following the termination of the simulation, an after-action review was scheduled in order to provide the simulation participants with immediate feedback. An after-action review is a professional discussion of an event, such ...

Google previewDiplomacy and Negotiation for Humanitarian NGOs (2013)

by Larry Winter Roeder, Albert Simard

There are four stages: after-action review, documentation, storing, and recommendation. After-Action Review is a structured process for evaluating what occurred during a negotiation, why it occurred, and how it can be done better in the future.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

See also after-action review. after- action review A professional discussion of a process,such as a disaster exercise, which ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

model after-action review system JMAG Joint METOC Advisory Group JMAO joint mortuary affairs office; joint mortuary affairs officer JMAR joint medical asset repository JMAS joint manpower automation system JMAT joint medical analysis ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (2006)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

After-Action Review (AAR) The AAR process, developed mainly in the U.S. Army, is a central building block of KM in the military, conducted immediately (or as soon as possible) after every mission, training exercise, or project.

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U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (second from right) and Norwegian Land Forces commander Maj. Gen. Per Sverre Opedal (right) conduct an after-action review with Soldiers and commanders of the Norwegian 2nd Infantry Battalion (Arctic). (U.S. Army photo)

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