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S.P.A.D.E. Template

Every decision starts by duplicating this S.P.A.D.E. template. It's up to the DRI to fill it out and distribute.

🖼 Setting

What: What is the decision to be made (be as precise as possible)?
Why: Why does this decision matter? Why are we making it?
When: By when does the decision need to get made?

👥 People

Responsible: Should be responsible for the decision and the execution of the decision
Approver: Can veto the decision, but should be used sparingly
Consulted: Try to include as many people as possible; people like their voices to be heard!

💡 Alternatives

Brainstorm openly and publicly to generate alternatives.
Note: Alternatives should be:
Different from each other
Comprehensive: Maximally cover the problem space.

✅ Decide

Everyone votes in private
Decision maker takes their inputs into consideration, as well as the pros and cons of each alternative, and then decide (+ explanation behind the decision)

🗣 Explain

Typically an email to the team / company linking to the S.P.A.D.E. doc
Would be great to link to a repository of other S.P.A.D.E.s :)

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