We get into a meeting, great ideas come out of it and if we are busy, we throw them onto the backlog.
This isn’t bad, this is how it should work – you can’t do everything, all the time. Also, it’s a great way to give things time to congeal in people’s heads, let them see what you are building now so they can decide if they reall need this later.
Do we truly need AI?
Scraping an email will do.
But, but… there is always this small part of me that is sad when we trim the backlog and bring it down to size. What could these stories have become? Where could they have gone? What customers would they have yielded?
I guess we’ll never know.
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