Project to Product asks more of our software, and more of us

TL;DR: Projects ask teams do what is asked of them; Products ask teams to invent their work. This requires a different way of seeing the world, and not everyone can do it yet. Software is not an up-front investment that pays off over its use. Software is an ongoing concern, an intricate piece of a …

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Increasing potential as a specific output of flow

In Projects to Products, Mik Kersten divides flow items in software products in four: features, defects, risks, and debt. If you only count features added and bugs fixed – changes visible externally – then you neglect the other outcome of our work: the next version of the team+software. I prefer to think of “technical debt” …

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