Premortem — how to save the patient after they died?

The idea behind premortem is to find problems before they occur.

In software development, whether you have a formal launch of a big release or an informal one of a small feature, there is a point in time where you can stop and imagine what would happen if.

In this session you will learn what is pre mortem and how to do it right!

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Outline/Structure of the Talk

3 minutes - WIIFM - What's In It for me? Why should you listen?

3 minutes - about me

4 minutes - what is pre mortem?

5 minutes - why to do a pre mortem

4 minutes - what is it not (planning/ threat modeling/...)

10 minutes - how to do a pre mortem with gamification?

6 minutes - live example - pre mortem on the conference itself.

8 minutes - Q&A

2 minutes - how to contact

Learning Outcome

You will learn a new disruptive way to save your projects in an agile world.

You will learn how to use gamification in order to do pre mortem right.

Target Audience

Developers, Product managers, QA, Leaders, managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Open mindset

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  7 months ago
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    Thanks for your proposal Gal. I am sure it will be a great session on premortem. Do you also have real-life examples to share from your practical implementation that help illustrate effectiveness of same in terms of before/after, or some other way to gauge it. This will help attendees understand the idea much better. Of course, I like the live example part too, but implementing in a real-life work situation is always much more credible than a classroom setting.

    • Gal Zellermayer
      By Gal Zellermayer  ~  7 months ago
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      Tathagat, thank you for the kind words!

      Yes, i have 3 examples from the last projects we have done that. Some of them are uniquely interesting in a sense that I don't believe there was any other way to conclude them without a pre mortem session.