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[_] Lead Dev job at Halo

Alex Martin alex at wearehalo.co.uk
Mon Mar 19 18:01:42 GMT 2018

Sounds about right, but 80% on dev might be a bit ambitious ;)

Alex.




> On 19 Mar 2018, at 17:28, Steve Marvell <stevemarvell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Ahhhhahhaaahhhah!
> 
> You want someone to speak to the PM about tasks off of the backlog, do the
> stand ups, and keep the PM abreast of progress. The other 80% of the time
> is then dev.
> 
> That about right?
> 
> Personally, I'd get the PM on scrum course, employ a leader for
> development, and structure the client management side separately.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Steve
> 
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 17:13 Alex Martin, <alex at wearehalo.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> There’s no way I’d have a lead dev doing project management - agree that
>> would be bad idea! We have a dedicated pm, but this tends to be more of a
>> client-facing role. The lead dev/scrum master part is more about sprint
>> planning and progress tracking, so representing the developers and more
>> technical than the PM role. Seems to keep that separation/avoids conflicts.
>> 
>> And we have good managed hosting so no longer worry too much about virus
>> protection and DevOps. Tried that, too many sleepless nights.
>> 
>> Dedicated tester is on the list, though probably 1 or 2 big project wins
>> away.
>> 
>> Alex.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On 19 Mar 2018, at 16:13, Carl Sargunar <carl at sargunar.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Also would recommend if yuo’re going to split it, a Project
>> manager/Scrum master is a better alternative to a lead dev/project manager.
>> With the former the roles aren’t antagonistic, in the latter case one
>> person has to do 2 very different roles.
>>> 
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>>> From: Andy Gale
>>> Sent: 19 March 2018 16:09
>>> To: underscore at under-score.org.uk
>>> Subject: Re: [_] Lead Dev job at Halo
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM, Alex Martin <alex at wearehalo.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>>> …we have no dedicated testers ;p
>>>> 
>>>> We’re a small team, currently myself and 4 devs. I push the tech, the
>> most capable/experienced developer (who we’re after) pushes the process. We
>> all do testing for each others work.
>>>> 
>>>> So how would you structure at this size?
>>> 
>>> Having been there; it's a difficult size to deal with. I'm certain
>>> you'd benefit from a project manager already and I regret waiting 5
>>> years to get one. Think we missed out/lost quite a bit of work due to
>>> me judging half-assed project management with dev work.
>>> 
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