Everything Counts / #OSCON 2013

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Everything Counts / #OSCON 2013

  1. 1. @marihuertas #OSCONcounts hi@marihuertas.com Thursday, July 25, 13
  2. 2. Everything counts. Thursday, July 25, 13
  3. 3. The 4 D's: - Data - Design - Development - Devops Thursday, July 25, 13
  4. 4. a gatekeeper for the necessary vs. unnecessary a dot connector to identify + solve problems + relay info a catalyst to move things forward as swiftly as possible Thursday, July 25, 13
  5. 5. voter: gottaregister.com gottavote.com, call tool finance: OFA store, *quick donate, payment processor digital: microtargeting, message blasting, story tool, mobile apps, etc. *Note: See great write-ups of OFA's quick donate structure at kylerush.net Thursday, July 25, 13
  6. 6. how was the workload? we shipped every day. for a few months, I was managing +40 projects concurrently.* *After that, I stopped counting. Thursday, July 25, 13
  7. 7. distill the work: shape, shepherd, ship. Thursday, July 25, 13
  8. 8. shape Thursday, July 25, 13
  9. 9. Lead with design. Thursday, July 25, 13
  10. 10. "Good design used to make you stand out on the web. Now it's the price of entry." Ev Williams Thursday, July 25, 13
  11. 11. Prototype, prototype, prototype. Then build. Thursday, July 25, 13
  12. 12. “You don’t have to write production code (much less ship it) to see if your idea is good. “You don’t have to build a complete solution to test a hypothesis. “And you can do better than ‘move fast and break things.’ Leave the time, waste, and feature thrashing to inefficient startups with infinite software engineers and money to burn.” Jesse Kriss on Medium: https://medium.com/product-design-1/6e4a02e52078 Thursday, July 25, 13
  13. 13. An idea is not a design A design is not a prototype A prototype is not a program A program is not a product A product is not a business A business is not profits Profits are not an exit And an exit is not happiness. Mike Sellers on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Startup-Advice-and-Strategy/As-first-time-entrepreneurs-what- part-of-the-process-are-people-often-completely-blind-to Thursday, July 25, 13
  14. 14. Learn whose voices really matter, and listen. Thursday, July 25, 13
  15. 15. Remember your objective. Thursday, July 25, 13
  16. 16. Define deployable. Thursday, July 25, 13
  17. 17. This often is delayed until the "ship" stage. If you wait until then, you're in trouble. Go beyond the MVP. Thursday, July 25, 13
  18. 18. Make the staffing plan clear and post it publicly. *RACI charts (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed) are great for this. Thursday, July 25, 13
  19. 19. Be aware of tripwires. Thursday, July 25, 13
  20. 20. Build your QA plan while you shape your product. Thursday, July 25, 13
  21. 21. shepherd Thursday, July 25, 13
  22. 22. Shepherding is not done only by the project manager or product person. Thursday, July 25, 13
  23. 23. Engineering shepherds code. Comms shepherds info. Product shepherds design and content. Thursday, July 25, 13
  24. 24. Make your process bare bones. Thursday, July 25, 13
  25. 25. Recognize and respect preferred channels for communication.* * And yet: Mind the gaps. Close the loops. Thursday, July 25, 13
  26. 26. Manage your work through your outbox. Thursday, July 25, 13
  27. 27. Speak plainly, openly, frequently, and briefly. Thursday, July 25, 13
  28. 28. ship Thursday, July 25, 13
  29. 29. Fuck "fuck it, ship it". Thursday, July 25, 13
  30. 30. Build fast, but build smart. Thursday, July 25, 13
  31. 31. Do code prelims, code reviews, and document work along the way. Thursday, July 25, 13
  32. 32. final thoughts Thursday, July 25, 13
  33. 33. Default to calm. Thursday, July 25, 13
  34. 34. Have fun. Thursday, July 25, 13
  35. 35. Be human. (Sometimes it's the best thing you can be.) Thursday, July 25, 13
  36. 36. Everything counts. Thursday, July 25, 13
  37. 37. @marihuertas #OSCONcounts hi@marihuertas.com Thursday, July 25, 13

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