following up our last technical committee call, I wanted to share and open up for a discussion an idea to move tech debt backlog grooming calls entirely to Slack. Here's the summary of the idea: 1. We continue to use Slack's #tech-debt channel to allow anyone to suggest new tickets marked "Tech Debt" for consideration 2. One ticket is allowed per one message 3. The developers on the #tech-debt channel vote on the tickets, using :+1: emojis 4. If the ticket reaches defined threshold (how about starting with 4?) it gets added to the Tech Debt Next 5. The tickets are estimated on the #tech-debt channel using the number emojis 6. In case of a big variety in estimates or questions, we use Slack's thread on the message listing the ticket to discuss it further and come to a conclusion 7. We appoint someone as a Tech Debt Guard (TDG) to make sure that each Sprint enough tickets are added and that Tech Debt Next contains enough tickets to pull to the sprints; The TDG notifies the #tech-debt channel if there's deficiency in suggested or approved tickets or lack of estimations, so developers can suggest new tickets, review proposed ones or estimate 8. The TDG is also responsible for setting the estimates and adding the ticket to the Tech Debt Next after it reaches threshold If we are fine with this idea, I'll also create a wiki page outlining the process. What do you think? Do you see any potential problems with the proposed workflow?