- Posted by dan on January 13, 2013
Exciting happenings, the bosses at 7digital decided that my team (Payments) and the Locker team were just to awesome for the main office and that they needed to put us in TechHub until such time as our shiny new office is ready. So to TechHub we moved.
To mark the occassion we made a silly little video following our team mascot The Pig (Payments team Piggy bank yeah you got it), to the new office.
We have a support person on our team and the responsibility rotates round to a different team member every week. I've previously referred to this role as the "Batman". To give other teams or customers an idea of who the right person to come up and ask is we usually have some sort of label graphic sign. Our team got "The Pig" Say it the way Jeremy Clarkson says "The Stig" and you'll get the full affect.
- Posted by dan on October 12, 2012
I was listening to this on the way in to work recently, and it seemed to talk about lots of things that have been floating around my mind recently.
07:57 - Continuous feedback
08:27 - The default is continuous, he compares his stance to an SOA person who see's the contract as set in stone
09:32 - The end of business requirements being flung over the fence, a more learning approach, what ideas should we try next?
10:12 - As devs we love micro-benchmarks, but aren't so enthused by AB testing, or I changed a button colour now we make more money
10:39 - We're not just writing it to be fast and fun but to also support a business
10:55 - Devs and the business are treated like islands, We want to break that. ideas can come from anywhere.
12:08 - Fast feedback cycle means, devs are more interested in business side, we can see the stats change.
13:32 - Fred George, broad business metrics, do what you like but improve these metrics
17:15 - Optimise for cycle time, cross discipline teams and slack
18:06 - Should we organise by activity or some domain outcome, Martin Fowler prefers the later.
beyond - deployable systems
I like the idea of more cross functional teams. I'm also quite intrigued by the, "here's the business metrics we need to improve off you go" ~ Fred George.
What are the business metrics that are important to your team and are they on your monitor?
for example a team building a payments system could have number of transactions on a monitor, but maybe revenue would be a better figure?