Superpowers happen when a team combines three key ingredients: a laser focus, deep collaboration and “user-centricity”. Zenboard is a new team board that makes all of this easier. (Demo here). The grid is based on the physical team boards popularised by Scrum. The flexible rows make it really powerful. (Sorry JIRA, you’re row are too…… Continue reading Give your team superpowers with this awesome team board
Give your team superpowers with this awesome team board
You don’t need the world’s most talented individuals, but you do need great teamwork.
Why we do “focuses”
At Metro.co.uk the dev team has tried a lot of different processes. Currently we do “focuses”. What is a focus? Each focus is two weeks. There is a theme such as “social”, “page speed” or “engagement”. We start with a kick-off meeting. This includes people from all the disciplines (content, dev, design, commercial). The general…… Continue reading Why we do “focuses”
Developers and reversing team entropy
Metro dev team has had a *lot* of retrospectives over the years. One of the constantly recurring themes is pairing. (The other is testing but that’s a topic for another post). Whenever developers work together on the same task good things happens – it gets done way faster with way less pain and with much…… Continue reading Developers and reversing team entropy