processes & tools   @ sofatutor
having fun efficiently
sofatutor.com        school success as a service6500 videos, 6500 tests, daily homework chat           50+ people in 6 teams
mecolin schlüter / colin@sofatutor.com     managing director & CTO   team lead, tech & product guy
planning vs. doing
a) working digitally
our software & tools
simple tools for everybody          when growing quickly,   on-boarding needs to be fast and easyteam most likely includes...
google apps/google mail
the right tool for the job   every team has different requirements      tools are often built per industry,startups likely...
basecamp
codebase
google docs
off the shelf where possible,       custom where needed        not everyone needs their own toolthink outside the box when...
highrise
video moderation/admin
b) planning physically
scrum for theentire company
weekly sprintsplanning in short intervals to stay agile       involvement of all teamsdiscussion of cross-team dependencies
department  project                         pointstask                 people       tickets
all tickets for the week         collective prioritization      monday mornings
quick updates  dependencies & meetings    daily stand-ups
progress indicator               team motivationburn-down charts
long term trends              indicator of planning qualityweekly overview charts
status updates per department     I wish / I like feedbacks       friday reviews
bi-monthly roadmapsdecisions about strategic company projects   balance long term & short term goals shared decision makin...
effort           responsabilityprojects
resource planning        project schedulingroadmap planning
project status                 roadmap progressprojects board
learnings observe, iterate and adapt to changephysical artifacts & offline visualization don’t be too scared of over-plann...
questions?
thanks!                     colin@sofatutor.com                        @colinschluetercredits: Andreas Spading (initial co...
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12. ECB@Frannz - Sofatutor / Colin Schlueter - Tools fuer Startups

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12. ECB@Frannz - Sofatutor / Colin Schlueter - Tools fuer Startups

  1. 1. processes & tools @ sofatutor
  2. 2. having fun efficiently
  3. 3. sofatutor.com school success as a service6500 videos, 6500 tests, daily homework chat 50+ people in 6 teams
  4. 4. mecolin schlüter / colin@sofatutor.com managing director & CTO team lead, tech & product guy
  5. 5. planning vs. doing
  6. 6. a) working digitally
  7. 7. our software & tools
  8. 8. simple tools for everybody when growing quickly, on-boarding needs to be fast and easyteam most likely includes interns & trainees - don’t ask too much remove unnecessary complexity, reduce friction for individuals and teams
  9. 9. google apps/google mail
  10. 10. the right tool for the job every team has different requirements tools are often built per industry,startups likely do everything at the same time find something that works and stick with it
  11. 11. basecamp
  12. 12. codebase
  13. 13. google docs
  14. 14. off the shelf where possible, custom where needed not everyone needs their own toolthink outside the box when using existing products but if it’s needed, don’t avoid building it
  15. 15. highrise
  16. 16. video moderation/admin
  17. 17. b) planning physically
  18. 18. scrum for theentire company
  19. 19. weekly sprintsplanning in short intervals to stay agile involvement of all teamsdiscussion of cross-team dependencies
  20. 20. department project pointstask people tickets
  21. 21. all tickets for the week collective prioritization monday mornings
  22. 22. quick updates dependencies & meetings daily stand-ups
  23. 23. progress indicator team motivationburn-down charts
  24. 24. long term trends indicator of planning qualityweekly overview charts
  25. 25. status updates per department I wish / I like feedbacks friday reviews
  26. 26. bi-monthly roadmapsdecisions about strategic company projects balance long term & short term goals shared decision making by all team leads
  27. 27. effort responsabilityprojects
  28. 28. resource planning project schedulingroadmap planning
  29. 29. project status roadmap progressprojects board
  30. 30. learnings observe, iterate and adapt to changephysical artifacts & offline visualization don’t be too scared of over-planning
  31. 31. questions?
  32. 32. thanks! colin@sofatutor.com @colinschluetercredits: Andreas Spading (initial concept/photos) & the sofatutor team

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