The Cost of Context Switching

It’s a pretty tired discussion in my house: Multi-threading, multi-tasking, the cost of context switching, etc. Especially with a teenager at the dinner table… So I found a nifty exercise to drive the point home. Supplies Needed: One volunteer who considers themselves an expert context-switcher / multi-threader Three decks of …

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?)

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