Who owns it?
For a software development team, ownership is the responsibility each person takes to achieve the overall project objectives and its success. Culturally, teams in Japan and the West, particularly in the US, approach ownership quite differently. For the latter, it can amount to making sure we have someone to blame when things go badly, and for the former it can be so that no one can be blamed.
There are things to learn from both cultures, and a way we have seen successful teams deliver high-value outcomes for the stakeholders can be seen as a blend of both. Taking some ideas from the book “Extreme Ownership” we will review a way of thinking about ownership on software development project teams.
Japanese interpretation provided.