Priorities and Taxes

Implicit priorities are a lot like incremental taxes. Image credit: Pictures of Money
  • Every new feature needs to make the home page load faster.
  • Tag every bug fix with the full root cause of the bug.
  • Update every code path you touch to use the V2 API.
  • Increase test coverage every time you touch a file.
  • Mission-critical projects justified by ROI or strategic fit
  • Fixes that impact security, privacy or safety of users
  • Fully implementing changes when the tax approach proves too onerous



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Kimber Lockhart

Kimber Lockhart

CTO @ One Medical, Sr. Director Eng @ Box, Founder/CEO @ Increo, Stanford CS. Opinions are solely mine.