Steps for Conducting a Postmortem

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Conducting Post-Mortem The following are the steps taken for conducting an incident post mortem; first, is to get a clear picture of the state of affairs. It is critical to analyze network maps, talk to the key witnesses of the disaster, learning the occurrences from the data available from the weather department in a bid to collect evidence. At this stage getting every log available is useful, thereby casting a wide net in order to capture the details of the occurrences including the causes. This includes getting information from all the relevant organizations involved in weather forecasting. In addition to this the availability of imaging will be helpful as part of the information on the incident. In the same line collecting data from other sources such as the internet including logs are also fundamental in establishing a complete scenario of the causes, happenings and aftermath of the disaster. Second, it is important to gather a set of incident hypotheses. A quality hypothesis is critical. This is a hypothesis that can be disapproved or approved, supported or nullified by the available information. The hypothesis set the tone of the feedback to senior government officials on the performance of various response teams during the event. Third, conducting an interview with all the response teams will be helpful in gathering detailed information about what happened as well as the participation of each team. This requires thorough preparation of timeline of the event.
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