The Power of “Yes, if”: Iterating on our RFC Process

As anyone who's read the Roundup for any time knows, I believe that data analysts should work more like software engineers. And while we're already watching that change percolate through the industry, there are plenty of practices that haven't made the leap. Doing RFCs (Requests for Comment) is one of these—I've never seen a data team do an RFC in the way that a software engineering team would.

This is an excellent piece on how Squarespace improved their RFC process. As I read it I couldn't help but think about the times when it would / would not be a good fit for data projects. I think there is plenty of potential applicability.


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