I was talking to a very experienced manager the other day.
I’m thinking about optimizing software shipping processes lately. As I want to make the best decision, I need to consume a lot of information about the current state of things in my team. I thought that visualizing the process might help with that.
So I asked that experienced manager: do you visualize the development processes?
It was clearly the wrong question. Lucky me, they understood that I was asking more about a biased solution rather than about the way they have been solving these problems for many years. So they asked me why I asked this question. And then it became clear to me that I’ve pushed myself too deep to a solution. I just wanted to know how to increase the shipping cadence while lowering the stress and increasing quality.