When a Technical Decision (TD) become Important (ITD)
I like Mike Whitaker’s metaphor saying that "decisions are forks in the road." Choosing the right "road" is hard, and it’s even harder to know if the choice was good or bad until we walk on this "road" for a while. Sometimes we know that the decision is important, other times we barely realize it based on its effects at the end of the "road."
Whether we are talking about a multi-billion software company or a small one with 3 best friends, Technical Decisions are invariable in daily work. Some of them are important while others are less important (not unimportant, there is no such thing).