Hello lovely product community!
I am currently at a point in some medium term product planning that provides an opportunity for developers to get involved in (voicing tech work that needs to be done alongside feature work, aiding in the sequencing and estimation and prioritisation of these pieces of work).
Our developers have been asking to be more involved in the planning process and we as a product team are taking every possible opportunity to do this in an organised manner.
However, this is resulting in developers not voicing their opinions or gripes in an open (safe!) forum, and a huge lack of engagement.
I would love to know what techniques folks here use to get development teams more engaged in the planning phases of the roadmap and sequencing of work.
Happy to provide more context (but don’t want to write a blog post 😂)