[Noisebridge-discuss] on allowing anonymous editing on the wiki

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue May 20 16:42:59 UTC 2014


Yours is a very all-or-nothing approach to organizational development
(if you don't want to call it "design").  Great engineers really do
use the approach I am describing.  Sometimes it's called "Agile".  You
start with a desired structure, but you look for opportunities to
improve based on the data you get back when deploy.

I don't have time for back-and-forth about this.  If you don't agree
that this article makes intuitive sense w.r.t. the problems that
Noisebridge encounters, then that's feedback enough for me.

--Naomi


On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: "Naomi Most" <pnaomi at gmail.com>
>
>
>> deploy tentative solutions first and then wait for data.
>
>
> yes, we have different approach. i studied organization design formally in
> college. Organizational design means you decide in advance what the Mission
> is, and then you define a structure that fulfills that Mission. Design is
> like what (non-mediocre) programmers do-- you spec out the purpose of a
> system, and define functions which achieve that purpose.
>
> What you described is not organizational design. If you let happenstance
> define structure, you get... Noisebridge.
>
>
>
>> That's why the Wicked Problems article was interesting: because it showed
>> that someone else has defined problems like the ones Noisebridge is full of,
>> in terms that made intuitive sense to me.
>
>
> very vague. Can you reference something specific in the article?
>



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