23-10-24 Link Post

The key points are:

  • Be asynchronous first
  • Write things down
  • Make work visible and overcommunicate
  • Embrace collaboration
  • Foster a culture that values documentation maintenance
  • Communicate openly, honestly, and authentically
  • Remember practicality beats purity

Three things that stand out to me:

1 Writing things down, being visible, overcommunicating, being asynchronous are expensive. Getting up on a whiteboard, scribbling in realtime, is fast and cheap. However, you will end up doing that 100 times. If you take the time to “write things down” you avoid the repetition.

3 Remember that you are communicating with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures to you. You need to write and structure your thinking in a way that will work across all of those people.

Not being a coder/programmer, not all of M. Thingelstad’s analysis speaks to me. What does speak to me? Well, that is above.