- What are the goals of this postmortem report?
- This is a reusable introduction to any postmortem report that
helps to set a constructive tone.
- What are the most important points of this postmortem report?
- Highlight the most important points for quick reference later.
If there is one lesson learned that the team agrees should be acted
on and not forgotten, make sure to list it here.
- Team Member Quotes
- If any team members want to make a statement "on the record"
regarding this project, include that here. It is important to allow
all members of the team to be heard.
- Valuable Bi-Products
- List reusable code, documentation, intrastructure, or process
improvements that were produced as part of this project. These
items are offered for reuse on later projects or later releases of
- Lessons Learned and Recommendations
- List things that you learned during this release cycle. There
are several prompts that ask you to think about lessons learned in
different categories. Thinking back on what happened and recording
what you have learned is one of the best ways to improve the
software development process.
- There are several prompts that ask you to think of refinements
to the process, the release checklist, the software development
methodology, and other document templates. The postmortem meeting
is a good time to gather suggestions for improvement ideas. Later,
those suggestions should be evaluated and integrated into the
overall process to be used in the next release cycle.
Advice from other
- To add your own words of wisdom, please send an email to the ReadySET Pro users mailing
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