blamestorm (plural blamestorms)
- A process for determining the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something
2000, Nelson DeMille, The Lion's Game, page 354:
- This was more of a brainstorming session, which is better than a blamestorm, and we were all invited to share and contribute.
2008 February 16, The Magpie, “Harsh realities”, in Townsville Bulletin:
- SO is this the end to the blamestorm which has swirled around black/white relations in Australia for more than 200 years?
2008 November 30, Gary Crooks, Spokane Spokesman-Review:
- Apathetic, yet curious, he solved the conundrum by facebooking his prey, then weathering the blamestorm. Victory was his.
2008 April 24, Carlos Amato, “Enough blamestorming!”, in The Times (Johannesburg):
- We should all be ashamed of ourselves for using Leila Parreira’s grave illness, and her husband’s departure to be with her, as a pretext for a ridiculously futile blamestorm.
- to have a blamestorm, i.e., a session where a group discusses the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something
2002, Jonathan Feldman, Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, page 176:
- So before blamestorming wireless, make sure that the problem does not exist when you are using wired networking.
2004 October 1, “Create a no-blame lab environment.”, in Medical Laboratory Observer:
- Instead of brainstorming and problem-solving, professionals blamestormed, creating more problems and inaction.