[Noisebridge-discuss] on allowing anonymous editing on the wiki

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue May 20 16:42:59 UTC 2014

Yours is a very all-or-nothing approach to organizational development
(if you don't want to call it "design").  Great engineers really do
use the approach I am describing.  Sometimes it's called "Agile".  You
start with a desired structure, but you look for opportunities to
improve based on the data you get back when deploy.

I don't have time for back-and-forth about this.  If you don't agree
that this article makes intuitive sense w.r.t. the problems that
Noisebridge encounters, then that's feedback enough for me.


On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: "Naomi Most" <pnaomi at gmail.com>
>> deploy tentative solutions first and then wait for data.
> yes, we have different approach. i studied organization design formally in
> college. Organizational design means you decide in advance what the Mission
> is, and then you define a structure that fulfills that Mission. Design is
> like what (non-mediocre) programmers do-- you spec out the purpose of a
> system, and define functions which achieve that purpose.
> What you described is not organizational design. If you let happenstance
> define structure, you get... Noisebridge.
>> That's why the Wicked Problems article was interesting: because it showed
>> that someone else has defined problems like the ones Noisebridge is full of,
>> in terms that made intuitive sense to me.
> very vague. Can you reference something specific in the article?

Naomi Theora Most
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