PreMortem Analysis

Learn how to uncover the pathways that lead to failure so that you can avoid them.


PreMortem Analysis is a powerful tool that is designed to help you understand the ways your plans can fail in order to ensure that they don't. Originally developed by our colleague Dr. Gary Klein, we've expanded on his original method to help identify the individual steps that can lead a strategy to fail in order to develop specific mitigating actions to prevent those failures from occurring. At the same time, the RTT method highlights signposts of change to watch for that would indicate your plan is not headed in the desired direction so that you can correct your course – before it's too late.

"The power of thinking through problems differently is invaluable. I've already used this method to improve projects in my sphere of influence."

– Matt Miller, USA

Course Overview


Who is this for?

This workshop is for decision makers and planners who want to develop and execute more effective strategies in today’s complex and rapidly changing world.


What will I gain?

You will leave the class with a thorough understanding of PreMortem Analysis  and the ways you can use it to make better decisions faster in today's complex world.


All participants who successfully complete this course will receive RTT Certification in PreMortem Analysis.

Those who complete all of the RTT Core Classes will be awarded formal certification as a Certified Red Team Thinker™.


RTT PreMortem Analysis

October 27, 2021
10am - 1:30pm PST
1pm - 4:30pm EST
6pm - 9:30pm GMT

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This is a live course that will be delivered virtually through the ZOOM video conferencing platform and MURAL collaboration tool. You will be provided links to both application and will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting livestreaming of both audio and video.

Please be advised that this course is only open to red teamers who have successfully completed the necessary prerequisite.

NOTE: The course fee is in US$. While this course is being offered from California, anyone can participate, regardless of the location. The times for this course are listed as PDT.


Red Team Thinking is the world’s leading provider of decision support red teaming for business. In fact, our president literally wrote the book on red teaming. Powered by a cadre of military-trained red team leaders and business strategists, we help companies of all sizes become disruptors in their industries, rather than one of the disrupted. And we can do the same for your business.


Bryce G. Hoffman

Bestselling Author & President, Red Team Thinking LLC

Bryce is a bestselling author, speaker and strategic advisor, as well as the founder and president of Red Team Thinking. In 2015, he became the first civilian to graduate from the U.S. Army’s red team leader training program. He then worked with companies around the world to develop a model for business red teaming, which he shared in his 2017 book, Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything. His first book, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, has become a manual for CEOs looking to transform their corporate culture. Bryce has taught these tools and techniques to companies around the world, including Verizon, JPMorgan, Delta Air Lines, Huawei and Roche, and he regularly appears on television and radio news programs internationally. Prior to founding Red Team Thinking, Bryce spent 22 years working as a financial journalist for newspapers across the U.S. He also teaches red teaming at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Wing Commander Marcus Dimbleby RAF (Ret'd)

Vice President, Red Team Thinking LLC

Marcus is a former military red teamer who has been sharing these tools and techniques with corporations in the U.K. and around the world since retiring from the Royal Air Force in 2013. In the RAF, he served as a fighter controller and also enjoyed tours with the Royal Marines, Royal Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, with whom he went to Iraq in 2003. An airfield director, strategic and operational planner, and, finally, one of the Air Security Executives responsible for defending the U.K. during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. With extensive experience gained as a senior military officer Marcus seamlessly moved into the business world in London, initially as a senior manager at a major consultancy, then an independent contractor, then business owner and partner – leading on major business transformations predominantly in the financial sector. Along with his military skills and training, Marcus has completed post-graduate studies in Strategic Leadership and Management, as well as Business Management in the areas of performance improvement and change management.


"An essential tool and far too little known in the business world."

– Christian Schmidt, Germany