What You'll Learn
- Gokul's SPADE Toolkit: How to implement Square's famous decision-making framework
Gokul and the team at Square developed this framework to solve problems arising from consensus-based decision processes. The SPADE process covers the Setting for the decision, the People who take responsibility, approve, and consult, Alternatives, the Decision made, and an Explanation for it.
- A Leader’s Guide To Deciding: What, When, and How To Decide
Steven explains how to make sure decision-making frameworks don't get in the way of velocity by making sure that a CEO or executive identifies whether they are an initiator, connector, amplifier, or editor of a decision.
- Durable Decisions
Rushabh details a process designed at Facebook to get decisions to stick. Even if you disagree with a decision, commit to it; but you can always re-open a decision if new inputs / circumstances have been discovered.
- Handling Conflict with the “Disagree and Commit” and “New Information” Principles
Dave covers two principles of disagreement: Amazon's famous "Disagree and Commit" principle for moving on from a disagreement, and the new information principle for when to revisit a decision after it has been made.
- Empowering your engineering team with an effective decision-making process
Cate covers definitions for what does a good decision look like and a multi--step process for how to make decisions that includes: • Answer, what are you deciding (and why)? • Answer, what is the necessary context? • Foster discussion • Make and communicate the decision • Follow up on past decisions to see if they were successful