"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
- Gustave Flaubert
We have a few important practices at Mutually Human, and each one of them has been field tested. We're always up for trying new things, but when new practices compound the issue, slow us down, or seem unnecessary, they quickly fall by the wayside. That's why we're so committed to the ones that stick. Those are the practices that keep us in a good rhythm, are practical to implement, and provide real value.
The ones we've kept include stand-ups, retrospectives, learning lunches, and pairing. They are small behaviors which fit into our larger process, one that has kept our clients happy for years.
In addition, we make a regular habit out of managing our work through a few choice applications. Those include Pivotal Tracker, Harvest, Flowdock, Basecamp, and Google Docs. These apps inform our behavior in small ways, every day. Using them regularly creates a routine for us that syncs communication, collaboration, and expectations.
Keeping these practices active within our company helps us focus on what really matters, which is building great software.
- You Will Be Assimilated
- Internal Expectations
- The Case for Immersion
- Hiring a Developer: You're Doing it Wrong
- Looking Closer at Empathy
- Writing Better Tests by Focusing on Behavior
- "Design Thinking" and Innovation: Part 2/2
- "Design Thinking" and Innovation: Part 1/2
- To Find Your Audience, Think Like a Scientist
- Death to Meetings
- Looking for a fellow human: Agile, Mobile, Web, Rails Developer
- Practical Pairing, Part 2/2: Determining When to Pair
- Practical Pairing, Part 1/2: Pairing is Not Always Practical
- The Start-Something Startups
- Designing Naked Or, How I Stopped Worrying (and Learned To Love Agile).
- How Violent Is Your Communication?
- Celebration Retrospective