Secret ingredients to quality software


Spec - Do you keep your PBIs smaller than 2 days' effort?

Avoid monolithic Product Backlog Items (PBIs). Ideally, all PBIs should be less than 2 days. If you are given a feature that is going to take weeks, then split it following this rule.

Figure: Bad example - This is a monolithic 4-day task

Figure: Good example - The same monolithic task, broken down into 4 smaller tasks

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