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A talk that discusses how organizations can create a sustainable engineering team.

A talk that discusses how organizations can create a sustainable engineering team.

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  • 1. Sustainable Engineering Culture Mike Gehard Software Engineer, Boulder mgehard@pivotallabs.com @pivotallabs @mikegehard
  • 2. Sustainable • able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed • involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources • able to last or continue for a long time 2
  • 3. Culture • the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time • a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business) • what happens when no one is looking (unknown) 3
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theknowlesgallery 4
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/talaakso 5
  • 6. DETAILS 6
  • 7. PREDICTABILITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00 7
  • 8. LOW BUG COUNT http://www.flickr.com/photos/31031835@N08 8
  • 9. SUSTAINABILITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00 9
  • 10. Sustainable Culture = (Transparency + Communication) * Discipline 10
  • 11. Transparent • able to be seen through • easy to notice or understand • honest and open, not secretive 11
  • 12. Communication • an act or instance of transmitting • a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior 12
  • 13. WE STAND 13
  • 14. WE STAND 14
  • 15. WE PAIR 15
  • 16. VISIBLE WORKLOAD 16
  • 17. KEEP CUSTOMERS CLOSE http://www.flickr.com/photos/56594044@N06 17
  • 18. RETROSPECTIVES
  • 19. Discipline • control that is gained by requiring that rules or orders be obeyed and punishing bad behavior • a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders • orderly conduct as a result of training 19
  • 20. 20
  • 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/56594044@N06 21
  • 22. PAIR, ALL THE TIME 22
  • 23. TAKE OUR BREAKS WE 23
  • 24. HIRE FOR FIT
  • 25. OUR DAY • 08:45 Breakfast • 09:05 All Hands Standup • 09:15 Team Standups • Lunch noon-ish • Ping pong at will • Done around 18:00* (*your mileage may vary) 25
  • 26. BURNING MIDNIGHT OIL http://www.flickr.com/photos/dasqfamily
  • 27. Sustainable Culture = (Transparency + Communication) * Discipline 27
  • 28. THANK YOU ! • Mike Gehard • Software Engineer • mgehard@pivotallabs.com • @pivotallabs • @mikegehard ! ! ! 28