@johncutlefish I do that with my teams and we just call it planning, but I stole ideas from the book Critical Chain to get there.

Some interesting features from this graph style of project planning I'll mention in the thread.
@johncutlefish 1. The absolute shortest time it can take is the "longest walk" through the graph, there's no way to deliver it faster, and if you try, it ends up causing merge conflicts and confusing engineers.
@johncutlefish 2. The number of branches in the graph can tell you the maximum number of engineers who can work on this project at the same time. You might not need all of them the entire time, but you will cannot add more than that number.
@johncutlefish 3. You can predict what parts of the project will need interfaces agreed on before, or spikes to investigate. You can spin up a new spike or task to get ahead of those problems.
@johncutlefish 4. The more agile a team the more small and medium sized tickets will show up, you can really get an hint about how agile a group is based on how they produce this graph.
@johncutlefish In general it can tell you a lot about your architecture and how coupled or decoupled it is. It might take a few sessions but patterns will begin to appear and it shows you what software design choices can actually force projects to take a long time.

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