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Gilt's 5@5

Few people would argue the importance of great communication across a development organization. It’s vital that developers are aware of the work of their peers, not only the “what”, but also the “how” and “why”. Achieving this is easier said than done. Traditional approaches such as wiki documentation, meeting minutes, email lists and chat channels have value, but also have significant drawbacks.

Purge Your Bug Database

Most companies with a shared refrigerator have a strict policy designed by a cunning admin to keep the fridge useful. A common approach is as follows:

Each week:

  1. Ask employees to claim their items in the fridge by writing their name on it.
  2. Wait 1 day.
  3. Throw away any unclaimed item.

A Geometric Progression of Effectiveness - The Agility of Interruptions

André Maurois (1885-1967) wrote that "The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions." At Digg we struggle between the clear benefits of uninterrupted work and the need to be agile in our communication.

creating an agile engineering work space at digg

digg has been growing like crazy, creating space problems for our development department, resulting not only in excessive density, but in our team being spread across several floors. these space issues have caused significant challenges for our emerging agile development environment, stifling informal communication and making it difficult to organize teams into cohesive groups.

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