State Your Processes
Starting a major project soon, in which we need to map all our processes. We have a lot of practices that are not always formalized. And while we’re staying clear of codifying ourselves into a corner, we can’t hide behind the agile banner anymore.
Thinking about how to do an initial inventory, the playbook first step is to ask: what are your current processes?. To which, I can imagine half the team blankly staring back and repeating the question out loud: what do you mean by pro-cé-sees?
Therefore, the new script asks: what are your responsibilities and common tasks? And in a few initial meetings, it has worked extremely well.
It is fascinating how we already have many systems but are not aware of them. The next challenge is going to be translate and document them.