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PHP UserGroup Hamburg - 2016-02-09 - Putting down the leadtime

Following some notes about my the last php usergroup meetup.

By Judith Andresen

  • what is the leadtime?

    • time between adding the ticket and releasing it as a feature
  • what is a cycletime?

    • time between someone has an idea and releaseing it as a feature
  • we are currently in a time of digital transformation to the "first mover"

    • first idea try/test is the one who owns the bigges marked share
    • try to not be perfect
    • remove bottlenecks
    • try to scale vertical (microservice, duplicated data)

      • one team and service per business value/topic

        • search (including frontend, backend, customer data etc.)
        • product page
      • "community of practice" is a team (per vertical cut/team) that try

        • to keep the big architecture picture in mind
        • to share knowledge, approach and libraries
    • try to add a decision-maker into the team (extend the team in the value chain)
    • try to bring people together, also on an emotional level (increase the "we" feeling)
    • you can argue always with a decreased leadtime / small time to market
  • typical "facts" against

    • we have never done that this way
    • my discipline is better, information silos, no talk between departments (typically between 20 and 80 peoples)
    • there is no "we"
  • how?

    • talk to each other
    • major goal: deliver fast
    • create room for improvment or options

      • time
      • people
      • space/room
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