A ”premortem” establishes a plan for deployment.

In this discussion, determine which aspects are allowed to fail and what acceptable tolerances are. Decide steps for finalizing the work and commit to the plan—publicly. Alongside the deployment plan should be a rollback plan. Part of the finalization plan may need to be a celebration.rF2

  1. Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, ed. Laurel Ruma, First Edition (Beijing: O’Reilly, 2017). (See notes.)