Today is one of those days where I’m digging into a sticky, pervasive problem. It has its little tendrils everywhere, and it is the kind of problem where you just have to get up, stomp around the room a bit, and try to figure out how to attack it.
I’ve been peeling back the edges, and it is just one of those goopy things. The overall issue is really about process, procedure, and a touch of culture. Part of it is technical too – and there is a whole balancing act of flexibility vs. complexity to get into as well. The worst part is that the whole thing is rather nebulous.
I have been tackling it by writing down goals, defining edges, to the problem. That seems to be getting me somewhere. I’m thinking sort of “hedge it in” and then chop it up into smaller, more managable issues.