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Using 6 Page and 2 Page Documents To Make Organizational Decisions
Ian Nowland has written up the Amazon 6-pager strategy:
A challenge of organizations is the aggregation of local information to a point where a globally optimal decision can be made in a way all stakeholders have seen their feedback heard and so can “disagree and commit" on the result. This document describes the “6 pager” and “2 pager” document and review meeting process, as a mechanism to address this challenge, as practiced by the document’s author in his time in the EC2 team at Amazon, and then at Two Sigma.

[...] The major variant I have also seen is 2 pages with 30 minute review; when the decision is smaller in terms of stakeholders, options or impact. That being said, there is nothing magical about 2 pages, i.e., a 3 page document is fine, it just should be expected to take more than 30 minutes to review.
amazon  business  decisions  teams  documents  planning 
11 days ago by jm
the origins of bike-shedding
'bike-shedding', or needless arguing about trivial issues, actually dates back to 1957 as C. Northcote Parkinson's 'law of triviality'
triviality  bikeshed  bikeshedding  management  arguments  decisions  history 
november 2016 by jm

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