Monitor Group Fast Boot Experiment
We want to run an experiment to try and accelerate the formation of a new team so that they reach maximum productivity as early as possible.
The proposal doc has all of the early conversation and coordination.
The Results Slide Deck contains our results and analysis about the success of the Fast Boot Experiment.
We have recently hired an Engineering Manager and several engineers for our Monitor group. We’d like them to gather with their product manager, designers, Frontend engineers, and test automation engineers that collaborate on the same feature set.
If the experiment is successful and repeatable, we can reuse it for future group-building scenarios that don’t coincide with the once-every-nine-months summit.
- Strengthen cross-team relationships within the same DevOps value stage
- Reach sustained, peak performance earlier for the group
- Ship a major feature
- Assess the impact and success of this experiment to inform decisions about future fast boot events.
|Dec 10||Travel to Berlin|
|Dec 11||Meet and work on Error Reporting|
|Dec 12||Morning: Excursion- Underground Tour, Afternoon: Incident Management workshop|
|Dec 13||Work on Error Reporting|
|Dec 14||Travel back home|
- Slack channel: #fast-boot-monitor
- Location options: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pgf9ljPV5CEFqC_0PqANYy4bmckDSUUlIC60B8ok3ig/edit#gid=0
- Budget worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10W5mmoRkf6KfNpN__UH1FuHb1XvFrcVi_WTDDXcvkEg/edit#gid=0
- Proposal document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tXsocWprkgyNjFaeIx7L2u8C99sltYBFlgDgFuYkwnE/edit
Decide on and book excursion
Decide on and book meeting room
- 2018-10-31: We decided on and booked a meeting room.
- 2018-10-31: Our newly hired UX designer will attend the Fast Boot!
- 2018-10-10: A hotel has been selected and 9 rooms have been booked (see slack for details)
- 2018-10-09: The event will take place in Berlin, Germany. People should start booking plane tickets.
- 2018-10-03: The fast boot event will take place December 10-14, 2018
- 2018-09-28: @ClemMakesApps and @psimyn will be attending
- Working implementation of Sentry with GitLab, capable of being deployed to production. Specifics to be determined.
- Notes about execution - we should keep notes on how we execute our project work and exercises during the fast boot. These should be available for anyone who is interested to read along.
- Videos - as much as possible, we should publish videos on YouTube documenting our experience and the exercises we're conducting.
- Engagement survey - after the experiment we should create, administer, and analyze an engagement survey from all participants to help measure whether we've met our goals.
- Blog Post - after the experiment we should write up a blog post documenting and analyzing the results. This should link to all the other relevant deliverables and serve as a piece that ties everything together.
Berlin Travel FAQ
Berlin has great public transit. It will take care of all your needs for the week. For those flying, there are two airports. Flughafen Tegel (TXL) and Flughafen Schönefeld (SXF).
At the airport you should purchase a 7-day Berlin AB ticket. This will cover all transit needs for the week. Don't forget to stamp the ticket before you use it the first time. Additionally, if you are coming in to SXF, you will need to buy a single extension ticket to cover leaving the airport zone. The 7-day ticket is 30 EUR.
Directions to Ostbahnhof
SXF: The S9 train will take you directly there. It departs every 20 minutes. TXL: The TXL bus will take you to Hauptbahnhof, inside the station on the top floor you can take the westbound S_Bahn (S3/S5/S7/S9). They depart every few minutes.
Directions to Motionlab
From the hotel to Motionlab we will take the 165/256 bus. It departs every 10 minutes.