Technical Debt – Good or Evil?

Bring up the topic of “technical debt” to a software engineer, a product owner, a stakeholder, or heavens above, the gold owner. What happens? Do you get frowns? Smiles? Nervous fidgeting? Technical Debt is such a loaded, misused and misunderstood term. I imagine in most conversations when the topic comes up we probably aren’t even …

Pre-Mortems: Think you’re ready to ship….

…What could possibly go wrong? Here’s an idea: conduct a “pre-mortem” to prepare. The gist of the activity is to consider all that could possibly “go wrong.” Then the conversation switches to a mitigation and action plan. (Maybe the team even does a pre-mortem activity at Lift-Off or at Sprint 0?) LinkedinFacebookTwitterGoogle+Diggit