Break things and move fast. Which things? How fast? What if we’re stuck? A death spiral of indecision is when there’s a problem everyone agrees that must be solved – But there’s not one clear obvious winning answer. Today, I want to share an extremely effective technique I’ve used to make progress in these hairy situations.
I start out writing a clear problem statement. When I write, I imagine a new employee starting and having to get up to speed on the issue. Spending some time clearly identifying the exact problem (or problems) gets everyone on the same page. Don’t skip this step.