The Powerful PMI Thinking Technique

Make the List

This is the good old “make a list of what’s good and what’s bad” technique with the added bonus of “Interesting”.

Example: Delivering a Critical Bug-Fix Software Update

Let’s do a PMI on this!

  • New features in hands of users.
  • Fix bug that puts a high load on our backend servers.
  • Getting it out in time will be stressful.
  • We’ll have to pause a tech debt initiative to fix a bug in time for the release.
  • How will users react to a release outside our schedule?
  • Can the team pull this together without overtime on short notice?



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Sebastian Ärleryd

Sebastian Ärleryd

Lead Software Engineer in the Video Games industry | Follow me for posts on delivering software effectively