Are you constantly shipping features and cutting corners? Then you might be working at a Feature Factory. Here are 12 symptoms:
- No measurement of impact.
- Rapid shuffling of teams and projects.
- Success theater around “shipping”.
- Infrequent (acknowledged) failures and scrapped work.
- No connection to core metrics.
- No PM retrospectives.
- Obsessing about prioritization.
- No tweaking.
- Culture of hand-offs.
- Large batches.
- Chasing upfront revenue.
- Shiny objects.
Each bullet is explained a bit more in the post itself.
📝 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.