A defined process for project post mortem review

  title={A defined process for project post mortem review},
  author={Bonnie Collier and Tom DeMarco and Peter Fearey},
  journal={IEEE Software},
Most of us pay lip service to the need for software project post mortems, but the literature offers little guidance on how to conduct them. The authors propose a tentative, standard process for conducting post mortem reviews and describe activities, roles, and artifacts of the process. The success of the post mortem-or of any learning process-demands a context that makes organizational learning possible. Management must make an honest and sincere commitment to establish this context. This… 

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