Who asked for that?

My last few gigs have each seen stuff added to systems that weren’t actually needed. In Lean terms this is waste, and what’s interesting is that the waste came from an unexpected direction: enterprise architecture.

I’ve had run-ins with architects before, but it’s only really now that I’ve been around Lean practitioners that I think I understand why. It’s often pretty simple: they’re having the wrong conversations.

In a note to my future self, here’s some thoughts about what the wrong conversations look like.

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