How To Perform A Pre-Mortem
- Review: Discuss goals and explain the various roles and responsibilities to each of the team members.
- Set-Up: Anticipate a scenario where the project is over and was a disaster.
- Brainstorm: Each team member notes the reasons it could have failed, which is easier to imagine now that the failure has been established.
- Share And Discuss: Everyone shares and discusses, getting into the details of the failure.
- Improve The Plan: Now that the prospective hindsight has been utilized, one can review and improve the plan using the new information.
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- Metacognitive knowledge: What you know about yourself and others in terms of thinking and learning processes.
- Metacognitive regulation: The methods you use to control your learning.
- Metacognitive experiences: The thoughts and feelings you have during your learning process.
Metacognitive knowledge categories
- Declarative knowledge: the knowledge you have about your learning style and about what the factors that influence you.
- Procedural knowledge: what you know about learning in general - strategies you found or that you have already applied.
- Conditional knowledge: it refers to knowing when and why you should use declarative and procedural knowledge.
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It morphs into the anxiety of being ‘caught’ and the person ends up pushing hard to prove themselves to others, leading to burnout.
Boreout and the monotonous work we do
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Divergent thinking can be practiced
- Mind mapping helps your brain work by association. Start in the centre and add notes, connecting branches together.
- Brainstorming. Generate as many ideas as possible.
- Free writing. Focus on the question and write without stopping for a specified time.
- Journaling. It helps to clarify your thinking while producing new ideas.
- Art. Doodling, painting, creating graphs and illustrations will help you think outside the box.
- Role playing. Putting yourself in the shoes of a different character is a good way to practice divergent thinking.
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