scaling teams

Scale development by splitting teams

StarterSquad is growing, and this has caused the need for scaling up our development capacity. Because the StarterSquad model is appealing to developers, recruiting hasn’t been much of a problem, but we did find an interesting challenge in scaling up our teams. Research has shown that the productivity of a team doesn’t scale linearly with… Read more →

How to recognize a great developer

Many organizations struggle with getting high quality developers on board. Especially when building a team, the cost effects of hiring the wrong guy at first are dazzling. I’ve interviewed and worked with quite a few developers and I’ve taken a lot of lessons from some of the greats like Joel smart-and-get-things-done Spolsky. But most of… Read more →