It’ll Never Happen Again

Once you’ve identified the source of the error, you can take steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. In some cases, this might mean nothing more than a “note to self” to be more careful in that area in the future, or a quiet word with a colleague to let them know about their mistake. On other occasions, it might be something to raise at your next end-of-iteration post-mortem—especially if you’ve noticed a pattern of mistakes occurring at a particular point or for a particular reason. Very occasionally, it may be time to “ring the alarm bells.”

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