Matt Blair

Matt Blair

I read that you learn more from a poor example than from a correct one. I don't believe this but that means my site will be a success.

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Technical Evaluation

Backlog Grooming

Some thoughts on how you could evaluate the state of your backlog.

Small, well groomed backlog

  • Are the tickets in the backlog going to be actioned in the near term?
  • If you deleted the tickets that aren’t in your near-term roadmap, how long would it take you to recreate it?
  • Is the Backlog consistently growing or shrinking?
  • Are the tickets all in a state to be actioned immediately, or do they need additional work?

Ticket & Project Health

  • Is the average age of your tickets staying constant? Increasing?
  • Is the average time your tickets staying open consistent? Increasing?
  • How many projects are in progress? Is it less than 1 / person?
  • How many tickets are in progress? Is it less than 1 / person?

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