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Conduct a Pre-mortem Meeting

Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures

Author Guy Kawasaki suggests teams conduct a “pre-mortem” before launching a product. This technique allows teams to discover possible problems, or ways the launch could fail, while there is still time to make adjustments. Kawasaki explains this method is far more helpful, and far less contentious, than postmortem meetings that come too late to help.