I heard this the other day from someone and can’t get it out of my mind – I call it SUE for short.
SUE happens when someone enters a meeting and they are so pumped about what they are doing they rattle off status updates.
We delivered this.
I coded that.
Someone is testing this.
We are designing this tomorrow.
This is good, status updates are good, but now give me the context of that delivery.
Did we put in lots of Overtime to meet that delivery?
Did we validate that last-second code?
Does the team know what they are doing and are looking at for tomorrow?
Status Updates are great, but only when they are accompanied by context, otherwise it’s big energy made to look good.