How to predict the future by pretending it's the past

unexpected events

When facilitating workshops for projects doing a Risk Pre-Mortem has got to be one of my favourites. I like it because it makes one of the traditionally more difficult and dry subjects (risk management) easy and fun and gets very high quality information out of a project team. It’s a workshop that I highly recommend carrying out as part of the kick-off activities at the start of any project. It’s based on the psychology of how we make decisions and the structure has been tried and tested on numerous projects. Its an idea I came across and developed into a practical workshop format that not only helps to create team buy-in but generates top quality information to put the project on the best foundation possible. It’s also a fun workshop to do.