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    • @shanley
    • DecidingWhat to Build
    • Deceit and trickeryThree-headed reptile/beast/humany thingDemons whipped by demons whipping humansLake of boiling pitchVarious diseasesFraud
    • ROADMAPS
    • Anything with both atimeline andfeatures.
    • The answer can’t be“I don’t know.”
    • But that’s the onlyanswer that isn’t alie.
    • Erosion of trustbetween engineeringand the rest of thebusiness
    • Death march to meetrelease dates
    • Marketingdependency onproduct releases
    • Premature decisionmaking
    • Huge waste ofeveryone’s times
    • Inconstancy
    • Inconstancy:A Sphere of Heaven
    • Get rid of roadmaps
    • Explain theirconsequences toeveryone
    • Make a documentcalled “what we areworking are” andgive everyone editaccess
    • Change thedocument whenthings change
    • Each person isresponsible for theexpectations theyset
    • Two teamsThey fight each otherEndlesslyWhile carrying heavy weightsUnresponsiveGreed
    • You and your teamaren’t going toaccomplish what youthink you are
    • You will do morethings poorly
    • You will completeless things
    • You will do easythings instead ofimportant things
    • The Wise
    • Take what you thinkyou can doDivide by 4
    • Take the time youthink you’ll do it inTimes by 2
    • Make a list of what isimportantMake a list of whatyou’re doingCompare
    • Start with theimportant stuff
    • You will never do thethings that aren’timportant
    • Gigantic wormVast vile slush produced by ceaseless foulIcy rain on top of everythingSightless and heedless of neighborsGluttony
    • We have so manytools!
    • Look we even builtour own tool!
    • We have to use lotsof tools becausenothing is perfect forus
    • We have to use lotsof tools becausesubtle featuredifferencesprofoundly affect theway we work
    • We have to keepswitching tools untilwe find somethingthat works
    • The Contemplatives
    • The tools aren’t theproblemYou are
    • Get rid of all yourtools
    • BUT WHAT ABOUTOUR BUGTRACKINGSYSTEMIMPLEMENTEDACROSS 3DIFFERENT TOOLS
    • Let the fear takeyouDelete it all
    • Not that bad, actuallyGreen fieldsThere’s even a castle“Inactive” sinsCan’t attain better worldLimbo
    • The state of beingsomewhere OK butyou can’t getanywhere better
    • Technical debt
    • Justice
    • Let’s get really realabout culture
    • I literally don’t carewhat kind of furnitureyou have
    • Culture is aboutwhat is moreimportant than otherthings
    • Culture picksbetween alternategood things
    • Culture picks badthings
    • Technical debt is acultural problem
    • FeaturesTechnical Debt
    • THE STUFFUNDERNEATH THEAPI
    • Expose internalghettos
    • Spread the painaround
    • Acknowledgetechnical debt
    • Swamp-like river StyxWrathful fight each otherSullen lie beneath the waterThere’s also a marshAnger
    • People haveopinions
    • Not every opinionmakes it
    • Resentment anddistrust
    • Loss of faith in theproduct
    • Earthly Love
    • Create a culturewhere it’s safe to talkabout the product
    • Not everythingcounts as a featurerequest
    • Answer “why”
    • Talk more abouttradeoffs
    • Feedback loop
    • Team exercises
    • Extend trust topeople in yourcompany who aren’tengineers ordevelopers
    • For eachhell, amatchingheaven.
    • Be honestwith eachother