Process is for people
This week a few colleagues and I, software engineers and managers at VMware Tanzu, attended the third installment of LeadDev Together. This deep-dive was about defining, refining, and aligning processes. We heard from several accomplished engineering leaders about their experiences with process. The session was skillfully facilitated by Anjuan Simmons and Pat Kua.
Some things I heard
Adrienne Lowe encouraged us to consider the different perspectives at the dull and sharp ends of a process. Leaders perceive less detail than practitioners do. She reminded us of the inevitability of change, of the drift that occurs between a process’s philosophy and reality.
Maria Gutierrez brought us back to first principles. She told us that processes are fundamentally about repeating success and avoiding past mistakes. She cautioned us not to transplant processes without understanding the new...
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