Over the past couple of months Darren Neimke has been running the internal Development Centre at Readify. One of the things that has struck me is that despite variable access to resources and loose requirements they have managed to kick a few goals and build some good internal systems and prepare some products for external delivery.
If I compare this to other projects that I’ve seen, sometimes for our clients who are much better resourced (more developers) and who have developed requirements specifications that can be measured in kilograms there is an amazing disparity between the level of productivity achieved in the two different environments.
I’m sure that Darren would tell you that it is down to his management style, processes and some of the tooling that we use internally, part of it is down to the overall Readify culture where we try as much as possible to eschew internal political games. When you have this as part of your culture its much easier to talk honestly about the state of things and figure out what you need to do to move forward.
The thing that made me think about posting this was this post by Raymond Chen. Maybe there is a Polish influence at Readify?