If you have ever spent time worrying about all the reasons a carefully crafted plan may fail, you probably didn’t realize you were in the beginning stages of conducting a project premortem.
On episode two of The Thinking Leader Podcast, Gary Klein and Red Team Thinking founder Bryce Hoffman discussed valuable decision making tools like the premortem, ShadowBox training, and the fundamentals of naturalistic decision making. Gary shared his insights for implementing these tools and illustrated their use through real-world examples. Throughout the conversation, Gary and Bryce discussed how premortems have shaped past, present, and future decisions. Gary emphasized the role of building an experience base and richer mental models in order to help people make better decisions.
If you are interested in learning more about the premortem approach, check out Episode 002: Using PreMortem Analysis to Make Better Decisions.