Sometimes, clients even say “but I don’t care about the commitment.” Firstly, I question whether that is true deep down. It’s hard for me to imagine someone paying a significant amount of money to have a problem solved,and then not caring when that solution ships, or even which parts of the solution ship in which order.
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I’m pretty lucky to work with a larger overall company that includes a larger design team, so I can count on them for a second eye. But if you’re working on a small startup and you’re the only designer there, have no fear. It can get overwhelming, but I’m here to help.
Everyone is a leader at Revelry, and it’s because we let the process take the lead. Hang on though – we’re not cultists. When the process doesn’t fit, we allow ourselves and our team to change it up. We make the process work for us when necessary, not the other way around.
Speaking up about potential challenges is a normal and important part of our process. When a teammate raises a fire drill, available or relevant teammates participate in the topic thread. Sometimes, we resolve the issue in a few minutes. And other times, we identify a major challenge and take the conversation to the product owner to discuss next steps.
This is how we keep track of the landmarks that tell us we’re still on the right trail. It’s not always a straight line, but the journey is beautiful.