Software delivery as a system engineering problem (WIP)

engineering, systems

Why #

Abstract problem statements into concrete units of functionality

When #

Early-stage team - no, it’s an individual commitment problem Company is past the existential crisis, and product has achieved PMF - yes Unreliable timelines - yes Systemic failure, rather than individual failures - yes

How #

Metrics #

Metrics around execution (DORA metrics) Reinforcing feedback loops

Background tasks #

Processes as scheduled jobs with minimum cognitive resource utilisation

Refinement #


Planning #


Standup #


Retrospective #

Review missed estimates as feedback to train the team’s estimation model over time

Monitoring #

Monitoring for the execution metrics