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    September 09, 2008

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    David Anasco

    "On a side note.... Don't EVER, EVER, EVER Google the phrase "Postmortem" in an effort to find a nice photo to go along with a blog post. EVER."

    Now I am really tempted.

    David

    Nice Google tip. ;-)

    Heather

    LOL! LOL! Thx 4 the good laugh on your side note!! And I'll heed your warning.

    Lisa

    Where I work, postmortems are called Lessons Learned, and they do follow a predictable path (what went right, what didn't go right). I think where we succeed is by stepping through each project phase in turn. That tends to reveal some new "opportunities" as well as "attaboys."

    The key is to have an environment in which every participant feels valued enough and safe enough to participate in the discussion without fear of reprisals.

    "No finger pointing allowed." is usually the first rule before starting the exercise.

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in one of Pixar's postmortems...

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