12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

Are you constantly shipping features and cutting corners? Then you might be working at a Feature Factory. Here are 12 symptoms:

  1. No measurement of impact.
  2. Rapid shuffling of teams and projects.
  3. Success theater around “shipping”.
  4. Infrequent (acknowledged) failures and scrapped work.
  5. No connection to core metrics.
  6. No PM retrospectives.
  7. Obsessing about prioritization.
  8. No tweaking.
  9. Culture of hand-offs.
  10. Large batches.
  11. Chasing upfront revenue.
  12. Shiny objects.

Each bullet is explained a bit more in the post itself.

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory →

📝 I actually found this post through the follow-up post 12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory — 3 Years Later. Also worth reading.

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Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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