In 2013, the NLLP replaced the NATO Lessons Learned Database, allowing greater collaboration and sharing of information related to Lessons Learned. The JALLC developed and manages the NLLP in coordination with HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and SHAPE. The NLLP is available in two versions: one on the NATO Unclassified network accessible via the internet, and one that can be accessed on the NATO Secret network. Developed using SharePoint technology as the basis, the NLLP is a platform to search for previous Lessons Learned by the whole NATO community, track the status of submitted observations as it moves through the NATO Lessons Learned Process, a place to share documents, announce Lessons Learned events (such as the annual NATO Lessons Learned Conference), and to share event outcomes.
Managing the NLLP
The NLLP is managed by the NLLP team in the JALLC's Lessons Learned Management Division. Although the NLLP relies on its users for its content, it is the JALLC's NLLP managers who are responsible for managing and maintaining the NLLP. The management and maintenance tasks can be divided into three core activities: ensuring the quantity and quality of the content; assisting and facilitating the organization of Lessons Learned related activities and events via the NLLP; and general NLLP user management.
The NLLP managers facilitate uploading Lessons Learned related documents, announcements, and news, and ensure that the information provided by NLLP users comply with the correct format and security rules. In particular, the Tracking Area of the NLLP (available only on the NATO Secret NLLP), which allows the stages of the NATO Lessons Learned Process for a particular Lesson to be monitored, requires careful and constant management to ensure quality content. The NLLP team also works closely with the Communities of Interest administrators to develop, populate, and maintain their respective sites, and they ensure the Lessons Learned Point of Contact list is properly maintained and up to date, ensuring everyone within the NATO Lessons Learned community knows who is who. Finally, the NLLP managers help to facilitate discussions going on in the NLLP forum, furthering Lessons Learned community participation, interaction, and development.
The NLLP managers are always ready to help those wishing to join and contribute to the NLLP and/or those using the information provided on the NLLP. The NLLP managers provide support, advice, and their experience as Lessons Learned Staff Officers and are happy to help with any queries you may have regarding the NLLP. Please contact the NLLP team for more information.