Getting out of the rabbit hole

Lately I’ve been finding myself often lost in Wonderland. It all starts with a ticket/issue. Whether we choose to take it or get assigned to it. We may break the job into sub-task and start to tackle the first on the list. Divide and conquer, like the good engineers we’ve learned to be. All this in the hope of chipping down our ever-growing backlog. In my day to day job I work as a DevOps Engineer, or Platform/Infrastructure Engineer for people screaming “DevOps is a culture” (not calling out any of my colleagues :P) and this mostly means creating and maintaining infrastructure resources code, debugging application build and deploy errors thrown by the pipeline etc.