6 Lessons I learned while implementing technical RFCs as a decision making tool - Deepstash
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6 Lessons I learned while implementing technical RFCs as a decision making tool

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Goals of an internal RFC

We needed a way to make decisions as a team that would allow us to:

  • enable individual contributors to make decisions for systems they’re responsible for
  • ...

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You should write an RFC if you:

  • are building something from scratch. New endpoint, component, system, library, application, etc.
  • the need rewrite has crossed your mind
  • wi...

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If you see a low participation rate, you team members may be dealing with the following challenges:

  • 😵 They have too much going on.
  • 😱 They are not interested.
  • 🔨 Tools u...

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The newbie tag enables psychological safety

As a team, we agreed that any comment or proposal tagged with [newbie] indicated that its author was coming from a vulnerable place. Whether motivated by lack of expertise, context...

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We’ve found RFCs increase visibility into who is making decisions in a system and has helped managers identify situations where trust issues are preventing ICs from making decisions.

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