Red Green Repeat Adventures of a Spec Driven Junkie

Problem Creep: Solution Alignment

Previously, I wrote about muscling through when solving the local development on-boarding is a problem.

Identifying the problem and understanding why the problem

What to do from here?

  • Let current solution continue.
  • Stop team and fix it.
  • Slowly fix the problem.

Which one of these is appropriate? It depends.

One of the most important aspect in choosing a solution is that, whichever one you choose, there will also be a culture shift.


Because the culture (or lack of culture) is a key reason why the problem crept in the first place.

The worst thing that can happen is you choose a solution, but over time, the problem happens again because the team’s culture does not support it.

As a leader, choose a solution path that results in the new culture you want the team to exhibit.

Continued tomorrow