How to set up the process?

Mudassir Azeemi
3 min readNov 3, 2020

Last night, when I was mentoring via ADP List, one of the mentees asked me, how can I install a process and make sure our team has a systematic approach toward our design day-to-day task and design goals?

My reply was simple: crisp and clean (the strategy I learned from my friend) and an amazing book that I just finished reading, Just Fucking Ship by Amy Hoy).

I told her, “think of it like you are planting. Let say an apple tree.” Now, to plant an apple tree, you will need to follow certain steps, and here are the steps posted on [Starkbros Website]:

1. Before planting: soak the apple tree’s roots in a bucket or large tub of water for one to two hours. This helps keep the roots from drying out while you dig the planting hole. Avoid soaking roots for more than six hours. Remember: do not expose roots to freezing temperatures (or below) prior to planting.

2. Dig the planting hole deep and wide enough so the root system has plenty of room and room to spread and grow. When digging the planting hole, make sure it is deep and wide enough so the apple tree’s root system has plenty of room to easily expand. Keep the more-nutritious topsoil in a separate pile so you can put it in the bottom of the hole, where it’ll do the most good.

3. To loosen the soil, mix aged/rotted manure, garden compost, coir or peat moss (up to 1/3 concentration) into your pile of topsoil. The peat moss you get should either be baled sphagnum or granular peat. Note: Peat has a low pH, so if you use this rather than neutral coir, it may affect the soil pH around the roots. Coir, like our Coco-Fiber Growing Medium, can be added instead of peat — or just evenly work in 2 or more inches of organic material with the existing soil.

4. Place the apple tree in the center of the planting hole with its roots down and spread out. Holding onto the trunk to keep it vertical, backfill the hole, putting the topsoil back in first. You can avoid creating air pockets by working the soil carefully around the roots and tamping down firmly as you refill the planting hole around your apple tree.

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Mudassir Azeemi

Finding patterns in chaos. Pioneer of Urdu language on Apple devices! UX/UI Instructor | Speaker | Design Governance Head at Ring Central | Curious