Tech Lead Handbook

Tech Lead Handbook — Consensus vs Consent

The What

The How

Ship it and iterate it later.

Ship it if no objections.

Request a second pair of eyes

Request reviews

Request sign-offs

Workflow changes

Architecture changes

🔴 Red Flags

  • Handball the duty to someone else
  • Overuse extract pair of eyes to avoid responsibility and commitment
  • Try to please everyone but get nothing done

📜 Tips

  • You can’t make everyone happy.
  • The purpose of communication is moving people to action


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