Arlo Belshee on How to Scale Software Development Teams

How Arlo started his career

Developer teams: going from becoming market fit to scaling

  • Illegible code. Often present in code that starts small yet it grows or is split and has jump calls between files.
  • Spooky action at a distance. As the teams were divided into new teams, the code did as well, and “what was a local obvious interaction, became a foreign, unexpected, unknown interaction.” As a result, changes in this code made by one team can trouble the work of others.

How to scale in multiple directions at once

Become Agile iterative

Delegate authority

Embrace code refactoring and read by refactoring

How to incorporate the latest technologies into the code base

The bottom line



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