How Teams Spend Their Time
When teams build software and run it in production they need to divide their time between these responsibilities. How teams spend their time is a good indicator of team and system health. Most teams overestimate their capacity for feature development, causing tech debt to grow. Monitoring how time is spent helps to address this problem. — Categorizing time spent When I look at how teams spend their time I mostly care about two dimensions: Planned versus unplanned work and functional versus non functional work. Combining these creates a quadrant with four categories for what a product development team spends time on.