Tyler has written today about a concept of a Pre-Mortem for projects. It’s a technique to save any project from failure. It’s like lessons learned midway during a project or you can think about it as risk management or retrospectives on agile projects. I particularly like the three steps Tyler suggest for a pre-mortem:
1. Spend an hour listing every possible problem you can imagine.
2. Pick the top 10 problems
3. Spend an hour creating solutions ( this is the step that we most often miss. We love to do steps 1 and 2)