A big thanks to everyone who came to my DevCon session, and especially to those who asked questions! It was great getting to share some of the things that have made a big difference for SeedCode–I really hope you found it useful.
As I mentioned in the intro, this came out of a series of blog posts we wrote as KC was joining the company. We wanted to capture what was unique here (and what was working) so that we could pass that on to him, and we ended up with this pretty cool playbook for how we go fast. A recording of the session should be up soon. In the meantime, you can find the slides on the FileMaker Community or on Slideshare.
Here’s the way the talk was described on the conference site…
FileMaker lets you build new apps quickly and modify existing solutions just as fast. But if you’re occasionally missing deadlines, accumulating unbillable work or shipping bugs, you’ll learn six techniques to dramatically increase quality while working quickly.
In this session, learn what’s proven to work for SeedCode when delivering both large custom projects, as well as quick little mods. Importantly, these are techniques you can implement without hiring new staff and without slowing down.
This is a not a technical session, and the techniques here apply to in-house developers, solo developers, and folks running larger firms. In fact the smaller you are, the more impact these kinds of efficiencies can make.
• Break deliveries into smaller pieces to reduce the cognitive load (and risk) for developers AND customers
• How recording short (< 3 minute) videos makes the mental shift necessary for QA while reducing turnaround time for customers validating your work
• Simple strategies for recording “technical debt” as you go, so you can jump into cold projects much more quickly.
• Why documenting your dev decisions creates a path from the customer’s use cases to the code that addresses them