Checking the health of a team

Tiffany Jachja
3 min readFeb 15, 2023

Every once in a while, someone will say something along the lines of, “well our processes work for us.” Rightfully, these people tend to believe that processes should fit the team. Sometimes they’re the same people who say, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” But how do we know that an experience is a symptom of something broken, and who is in charge of looking out for opportunities to introduce processes or to change an existing one?

This is where a candid conversation on what’s working and what isn’t can be helpful. Where I work, we run mandatory health checks across the…

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Tiffany Jachja

Software engineering manager covering topics on software, personal development, and career.