Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and identifying a scapegoat.
After a second customer refused to sign their newly-and-incompetently-redesigned "three-tier" support agreement, the VP of Support and the COO held a blamestorming session and decided to pin the problem on the customer rep, who was subsequently fired.
1. A meeting intended to determine why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
I just got out of a three hour blamestorming session with IT about the server failure last week; Someone's going to end up in unemployment over this.
v. collectively or individually finding someone/something to blame for a problem, as opposed to brainstorming which connotes finding solutions to a problem
n. the act of finding someone/something to blame for a problem
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The committee commenced blamestorming over the situation rather than seeking solutions to the problem.
Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who is responsible.
"Oh, great, we lost the Carson deal. Time for some more blamestorming."
Business meetings that devolve into finding fault for why projects have gone wrong, rather than looking for successful results. This is also known as postmortem.
After four months of secret meetings and public blamestorming, the Legislature will adjourn, having done some favors for powerful special interests and approved a budget that spends hundreds of millions of dollars more than the state will take in.
Where an organisation gets toether to pick out a suitable excuse or scapegoat.
After a good blame storming session Doctor Martins shoe company decided to blame the job losses on the effects of 9/11.
1. Group session intended to determine responsibility (or blame) for a problem.
2. Method for passing fault onto another.
3. Usually entails ignoring any search for solutions.
"The current deficit and impending closure of businesses will survive the ongoing blame-storming, but the company will not."