Be an Engineering Hero & Meet Your Commitments by Making Changes That Stick

My Operations manager wants us to create deployment blackouts before weekends so she and her team can spend time with their families on Friday evenings instead of chasing down deployment issues.

This sounds fair and my Operations team is depending on me to follow through so I spend a few minutes to think through how to make this change stick before I make a commitment.

Almost every change requires a process modification.

Use your tools to reinforce change.

I also want these deployments to be highly visible so we’ll need to configure an engineering wide slack notification.

Communicate the change to stakeholders.

Converge on Conflict

The next time you decide to make a change, even a simple one, I hope you find this framing helpful to make the change stick.

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