What should I do in the first place when things get unmanageable. One is to avoid assumptions.

I was appointed to manage the release while in the other hand it has been a very long time I never done that. I wasn’t aware until near the D-day whereby I should start keep on track on what I’m doing, I didn’t realize it has so many stuffs inside with lots of branches.

Then, how does it go and what’s the issue?

It started pretty on track at first but things go chaotic and some problems come out, bug escaped, missing risk factor, and assumption for something that is unable to be fix but actually it can.

What should I do and what I did

Remain calm

Recognize the problems and recognize the thoughts. Slow down for a while, take things in caution as it started with sloppiness don’t continue with the same thing.

Understand that we are working as a team

Still related to first point, time like this you may be overthinking and pull all the weights to you but it always can be carried out together. The fault maybe not only on ours it could be from everyone that is not aware too and it is okay, we can learn things from it on how to carry this better.

Jot down on what you need to do

Classic suggestion but it is better than not having one. As for me, it could be like writing Steps to Replicate but instead on laptop I prefer to put all on my notes directly with pen, it gives more clarity. Write down the problems and the solution.

Prioritize the task

*meaning: be patient, settle one by one, a memorable quote from my favorite movie, Later, we’ll talk about today, a scene when Kale talked to Awan. Once writing all down the problems and solution then give number on which one you need to settle first.

Be transparent!

Inform the team as clear as possible, address the issue, and find the ways to solve it together.

Ask, ask, ask, avoid assumption

One most common mistake in testing or in other things as well, is assuming things, and I realize thats also the cause of my problem. Assume means the thing still uncertain, so to be safe just make sure until all clear and ok.

To recap

Being sloppy, assuming things, missed one or many things, is normal and everyone facing this in different weight and different place and timing. Again, remain calm and be transparent is so important, one is to understand in caution what the issue is and the other one is so everyone can learn from it thus things will get better. Good thing is all those problems are sorted though it gets haywire at first place (so does other problems! hehe). All those things listed above can be applied in anytime!, my bad I was just applied that right when I encountered obstacles, should I did it ahead it may have less issues but that’s okay, I’m learning a lot from facing this 😀

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