Jessica is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly where she speaks about change and writes about the human implications of engineering decisions. She also writes for a selection of tech publications and works with Coding Black Females to improve equal and equitable representation within the technology industry.
The phrase “move fast and break things” has echoed in halls of tech companies for years. While it may sound like a good approach, without processes in place to set teams and individuals up for success, challenges will be faced. You may be thinking “Ugh processes - they stifle innovation, slow things down, and introduce unnecessary hurdles.” But in order to move quickly and know what to do when things break, processes are needed for:
Moving fast, breaking things, and taking forever to resolve problems does not result in happy customers or employees. High performing organisations move quickly and break things, but they also have a relatively low MTTR (mean time to resolve) when things break. The longer it takes to resolve an incident the unhappier people are. This talk will explore what processes to put in place to reduce MTTR such as:
You can attempt to move fast and break things - but only when you have the right protections and processes in place.