We’ll be done in ten minutes

  • Assume that writing automated tests will take at least as long as implementing the story or feature. In this case, it took us three times as long to write and fix all of the tests that broke with this change.
  • If you are a brand new engineer or if you are new to a product, it’s wise to add caveats to all of your estimates. I did not have enough experience in this code base to provide an accurate estimate, and I probably shouldn’t have tried.
  • If you make a mistake, learn from it and don’t beat yourself up. Our team bonded as part of this experience because we made an inside joke about it.

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Stephanie Tanzar

Stephanie Tanzar

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I’m a product manager, a ux designer and an engineer. I’m currently passionate about empowering teams to build the right thing.