Friday, 25 January 2013

Going faster, growing faster

The team I help lead has a lot of work to do. In fact, a massive amount of work to do.

So what are we doing about it (given that we're already very agile)?

Three things:
  1. Go faster, by focussing the teams on stabilising and reducing cycle-time.
  2. Go faster, by focussing the teams on applying the 5-why's to problems that slow us down.
  3. Grow faster, by hiring more Software Engineers, both permanent and, as of today, contract. So if you're interested, please get in touch!
The challenge is the balancing act: I'm well aware of the mythical man month, so will be focussing on ensuring that growing faster doesn't result in us actually going slower!

Watch this space for an update on how it goes!

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