I need to communicate better with my team. I created a framework to help myself. Introducing the DUH Framework. See the Github repo iamruinous/duh for the most up to date version.
DUH Framework - Communicate Better, duh.⌗
I commit myself to using a simple, action-oriented, framework to better communicate with my team.
During the process of doing work, what I am doing will change, and I will repeat the cycle.
Declare My Intent⌗
Variability in schedules is challenging for me and my team to understand the current state of work.
Action: Every time I take on work, I will declare my intent to work on it for my team to see.
Forgetting to communicate openly and frequently when working on a project I am passionate about can be dangerous. It is also difficult to remember to ask for help.
Action: I will update my team on my progress at least one per day, preferably more frequently.
Have A Goal⌗
It is easy to get sidetracked if the goal is unclear. It is also hard to get support from the rest of the team if they don’t understand my goal. I have master plans in my head that only the people I have spoken with may (or may not) know about. I am also not allowing input and feedback to improve my ideas.
Action: Update the roadmap of the project with my desired end-state before starting the work. As part of Declare My Intent, I will re-state the goal to my team to remind myself why I am doing the work and where I want to end up.