Hi Vivian, thanks for the support and great questions!
Great question. The less quippy way of saying it is that you need a healthy two-way dialogue. PMs need to be informed and thorough; if they’re not, it’s easy for smart folks to see the BS. In the other direction, if the people you work with are never challenging an idea, direction, decision, there’s probably a breakdown in trust/communication/understanding.
Hi Eran. No, I don’t think so. I think process within particular disciplines (how to do a code review, how a design crit should work) are the responsibilities of those functional leaders. Of course, I think the cross-functional team leaders (PM/EM/Des/DS etc.) should all be on the same page about which areas are working well and not across each.