I recently came across a really great project management technique called Premortems, which leverages a concept called “Prospective Hindsight”. That, in turn, benefits from the “Sealed-Fate Effect”. What really surprised me was that I had never heard of this, never seen it in use, and that it was a very, very good idea.
At that point, I did what any geek would do. I took it upon myself to build an application to manage Premortems. Except I did it in 3 days. Why 3 days? Well, holiday and then Saturday and Sunday. This doesn’t mean it’s low quality. I’m already using this for my projects; including a vacation. I’m using it because I want to succeed, and I hope it helps you, too.
It’s completely free to create a Premortem board, but if you want to share the board or collaborate it’s a $5 one-time fee. This keeps it low cost, lets people benefit and offsets my hosting (and hopefully development costs).
While it only took 3 days to build the initial product, it’s based off years of practice rapidly developing products. I’m also hoping to continue working on it.
A closing personal note
I really want this to get some traction and help people be more successful in their projects. Because of this, I’m going to ask that people share this more than I ever have before. This is really important to me.
A year ago I quit my comfortable job and wanted to start working on projects I’m very passionate about. This is just one of those efforts, and TDP is the other.