Do public status updates work for an engineering team?
January 30, 2012 8:54 PM Subscribe
Apparently many successful software companies have processes where engineers write daily status updates that are publicly visible. Google has a system called 'Snippets' and Facebook has 'Colbert'. Any insiders want to share their experience with such reporting tools? Does anyone know of any resources that describe the pros and cons, nut and bolts of these processes?
posted by unmodern to Technology (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
As a technical project manager, I'm fascinated by the tools and processes used by successful software companies. This blog post from idonethis.com
describes a system where engineers publicly write about the work they accomplished each day and also about work they intend to complete the next day. The big idea is that the act of writing and sharing increases accountability and ultimately, productivity. Does it really work? What's your experience as a manager or engineer been with such a process? How would it affect morale? How does it work in your team?