Video @ RubyConfTaiwan 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCF67x2rP38
I want to build Happy Teams, and be part of Happy Teams.
How can I do that? Is there a formula?
Having worked with a number of Startups in the last couple of years, I have experienced and seen first-hand how practices (or lack of) can affect the emotional well-being of a Team.
In the spirit of the Joel Spolsky's Test, I thus came up with my own highly-opinionated checklist for building Happy Teams, which shall also serve as guiding principles for my own Team in the future.
Think about it. What makes you happy/unhappy in your current Team? I would love to get Pull Requests for suggestions on what you believe would make a Happy Team.
You might want to use this checklist:
- To review your current company's practices
- As a benchmark for the next company that you want to join
- Hire For The Right Fit
- Realistic Planning
- Open Communication
- Daily Status Updates
- Code Review / Pair Programming
- Code Style Guides
- Write Tests
- Continuous Integration / Deployment
- Team Learning Activities
- Retrospectives / Feedback Sessions
- Go Home
Created by Winston. Let's all be happy!