Lately, Kent Beck is presenting a framework to better understand and define this "needed" context information. This great proposal, which he calls 3x (explore, expand, extract), helps us to understand the trade-offs and make better decisions.
We can read as an introduction:
- https://webinar.andela.com/thank-you-kent-beck-broadcast/ (the best talk in his opinion)
- Kent Beck on 3X - Explore, Expand and Extract
- 3X with Kent Beck