The Importance Of Postmortems

Two weeks ago, when I mentioned, in “Geek As Citizen” that part of being a Geek was to experiment – and thus that was a role we played as Citizens – Serdar brought up the fact that experimenting doesn’t always mean success.

In fact, that’s the point of an experiment. It’s why we call it an experiment, because we’re not sure it’s going to work or even what we’re doing. If we did we’d call it a sure thing, or business as usual, or we wouldn’t have a name for it because it would be Normal.

Experiments aren’t normal. Or sure. Or at times all that planned. Which means they fail.

Which means that it’s time for what we call in the business world a “post mortem.”

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