Making decisions about which open source & SaaS solutions to use isn’t easy. Historically, every company has had its own process for making these decisions, some companies even document them. Now, large companies are converging on a standard process for making technology decisions and recording them. Recently GitHub, Spotify, and eBay have written about Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) and why they’ve valuable, while organizations like the CNCF have created their own Technology Radar to help technical teams streamline the assessment of new technologies. We’ll unpack ADRs, technology radars, and how they can be useful for large teams.