Upon checking my tracker this morning, I saw something that I haven’t seen since I began using Pivotal Tracker almost 1400 stories ago, the end of the backlog.
Am I done? No, far from, the last 14 months has all been phase one.
Unless I create additional tickets, which we both know I will*, phase two is due to begin at the end of October, the start of November.
I’ve made a point of not planning for phase two; I’m attempting to stop myself from getting distracted by future goals rather than the problems I need to solve now. I have been planning; I’ve just been trying to keep it all in my head and not put pen to paper.
In October I’ll start planning in earnest. Hopefully, the foundations I have created are suitable, I’m confident they are, but until I begin planning phase two, I will not know for sure.
*Alternatively, I could dive into the icebox and pull out a few tickets.