Blamestorming


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Blamestorming

The act, especially in a meeting setting, of seeking someone to blame (often but not always someone in the meeting) for a project or something else that has gone wrong. For example, if a marketing campaign fails, a company may have a blamestorming session to decide who has to take the fall for the whole company.
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The name comes from the Austin Powers films; Blamestorming - a session of mutual recrimination during which a multidisciplinary team attempts to apportion blame for a glaring error; Ringo - an expendable member of the team, named after Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
I strongly suspect that Sir Jock Stirrup and his colleagues are currently engaged in a spot of blamestorming.
It's a path that parallels a deep abyss of customer frustration, lost business, IT department headaches and blamestorming sessions.