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Create clarity, reduce chaos, roll-up and more

Denise Yu’s great thread covers a fundamental yet often overlooked ability, and provides practical ways to deploy it:

Create clarity and reduce chaos

Ways to do this (expanded in thread) include:

  • “The art of the rollup”
    • When there’s a long discussion ongoing, take the time to occasionally summarise the state and decisions - hugely valuable whether you’re coming to the conversation fresh, or have been immersed in it but might have lost sight of where things got to
  • Call out scope expansion
  • Have meta-chats about who will contribute to a decision and how
  • Have a place to record decisions and use it
  • Write down verbal agreements
  • Err towards brevity

A great thread with great advice.