All Posts For: ROWE

Nov 26 2012

Old Habits Die Hard: Adapting to ROWE

I had a dilemma. My sister-in-law was getting married five hours away in south Georgia, and I needed a day off so I could make it to the rehearsal dinner on Friday afternoon. But it was the first week at my new job at Big Nerd Ranch, and I wanted to make the best impression possible.…

Jul 19 2012

What is Agile?

Picture it: A programmer in the eleventh hour of his months-long development cycle, desperately trying to complete his feature list. His palms sweaty, he slugs down another cup of coffee, trying not to think about the client meeting toward which he and his team inexorably march.…

Jun 13 2012

Say hello to rowe

My first week at Highgroove Studios has flown by faster that I thought possible. It was a flurry of activity that varied from learning about the Highgroove way of developing software, to reading Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It in order to better understand the aspects of a ROWE, to pairing with all of the other developers in order to learn a little bit about their personal work flows.…

May 31 2012

Working Vacations

As you’re probably very well aware at this point, Highgroove is a Results Only Work Environment which means that it doesn’t matter when or how we get our work done, as long as we get it done. This means that working from the beach is okay!…

Mar 26 2012

The anti-meetings – The Weekly Huddles

Meetings. Quick chats with our customers, daily if possible, don’t count as meetings. They keep everyone on the same page to make sure good progress is being made for them, to address any questions or concerns they may have, and possibly to plan the next steps to take in developing their app.…

Feb 21 2012

Working Hard or Working Efficiently?

Companies often feel that they are getting the most out of their employees if everyone is working as hard as possible for as long as possible. However, this can be exhausting on the employees and can lead to diminishing returns. We feel that the better approach is to emphasize efficiency over effort, and our level of productivity speaks for itself.…

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