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How many projects should a team work on at a time?

I recently posted on LinkedIn, asking for suggestions for post ideas. This one comes from James Nowell: I would love to know what your thoughts are around the maximum number of projects a team should be working on at any point in time. The ideal number is one for pure focus time however I don’t see that as realistic… Read More

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How I prioritise small requests alongside project work

Recently, I changed the way I prioritise new work requests and projects. Here’s what I’ve started doing. Prioritising the product backlog JIRA is our central system for development requests. There’s one project for smaller requests: the “BAU” as I call it, which is anything that takes 2 days dev time or less. Except for urgent requests, which we will drop… Read More

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