Before working on Troops, I was usually pretty good about reflecting on experiences after the fact…doing a “post-mortem” if you will.
Something I was less diligent about was this concept of “pre-mortems.”
A pre-mortem means taking the time to map out what you expect to happen and the implications of that outcome. It sounds basic, but bringing process to this really makes a difference vs. haphazardly doing it here and there.
Consistently practicing simple pre-mortems at Troops has saved our team weeks worth of time by helping us realize that what we were about to do was not actually an effective use of time. I credit my colleague Aditya Pandyaram for instilling this process into our company and my life.
When you distill it down, trying new things are …