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Issue 19: Planning

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This issue of Increment examines the ever-evolving practices of software planning, and how we can craft plans that enrich communication, alignment, and impact on engineering teams.

Articles cover topics such as rebranding tech debt and proactively planning for it; planning as a tool for generating momentum; leveraging RFCs for technical decision-making; how to plan product development before achieving product-market fit; and how to balance human and technical considerations in the planning process to enhance collaboration, velocity, and developer happiness.

Plus, engineering leaders at nine companies—including Netflix, Mailchimp, Asana, Reddit, LaunchDarkly, and Notion—share a snapshot of their planning processes, and JetBrains’ Elena Pishkova explains how the YouTrack team plans product development in public view and in collaboration with customers.

  • Contributions by
  • Safia Abdalla
  • Ipsita Agarwal
  • Kailash Awati
  • Upeka Bee
  • Vicki Boykis
  • Mikio Braun
  • Ayden Férdeline
  • Romello Goodman
  • Pete Hodgson
  • Melissa Huang
  • Vaidehi Joshi
  • Victoria Kirst
  • Leemay Nassery
  • David Noël-Romas
  • James Stanier
  • Kevin Stewart
  • James Turnbull
  • Hillel Wayne
  • Published November 2021
  • 110 pages
  • 6.5” × 9.5”
Increment is printed at Hemlock Printers in Burnaby, BC, Canada. The paper Increment is printed on is FSC® certified by NEPCon, a partner of the Rainforest Alliance. Production of this magazine is 100% carbon neutral, via offsetting through Hemlock’s ZERO Carbon Neutral Printing Program.