Multiple Perspectives On Technical Problems and Solutions

A very interesting articles describing how architecture reviews were introduced and evolved at Etsy.

So what was this architecture review meeting all about? It was pretty simple, really. It was just a presentation by the engineer(s) looking for feedback on a solution they came up with […] The intent here was to help the engineers describe their problem as thoroughly as they can, and by asking questions, we could help draw out any tacit assumptions they made in thinking through the problem.

I really liked to be reminded of Billy Vaughn Koen’s “Engineering Method”, which basically is

“the strategy for causing the best change in a poorly understood or uncertain situation within the available resources”

I’ll probably get back to it in a future opportunity.