• Where to find the team documentation?
  • Team practices documentation
  • User definition, use cases, requirements
  • Where is the documentation to build projects?
  • One step build process
  • Access to CI/CD
  • Access to git central repository
  • Access to slack
  • Installation of development tools/languages
  • Where to find the tasks being worked on?
  • Where to find the team roadmap?
  • Who prioritizes things?
  • Determine where I can have the biggest impact
  • Determine a timeline where I'll have reached my 80/20 at the company
  • What is the maturity of existing projects?
  • How fast can we iterate on certain aspects given the team/company composition?
  • Who are the core/principal/staff contributors?
  • What is the architecture of the system?
  • What is the database architecture?
  • Is it a monolith or micro-services?
  • What (3rd party) tools are used?
  • List all the features you would like to develop
  • Define an appetite for the task (day, week, month, quarter)
  • Identify the features where the appetite differs between individuals and discuss them to reach consensus
  • Define the roles necessary to complete the task
  • Identify dependencies between features
  • Categorize the dependencies
    • Soft: somewhat depends on this other feature but isn't blocked by its absence from the codebase
    • Hard: depends on this other feature and is blocked by its absence from the codebase
  • Prioritize the features
  • Estimate the value of a features in dollars
  • Calculate a ROI (return on investment) as the estimated value of the feature divided by the defined appetite
  • Order tasks according to dependencies and ROI