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How many Software Engineers does it take to launch a Startup?
09 June, 2021
> The answer is 5. That’s it; you need a team with a minimum of five Software Engineers to launch a Startup. If you want to know how I got to that number, stick around. The practical answer to that question is also one. One qualified engineer is more than enough to write a good piece of code to launch a startup. The only factor playing against launching any company with a team of one is that everything moves slowly and when that one person is unavailable, there is nobody else to come to the res
Our 5 Tips for A Better Pointing System
31 May, 2021
Consistency in a pointing system is paramount to a usable system. One of the many reasons a company decides to follow an agile methodology is to avoid the excessive project management costs and time involved in precise estimates and task management. The problem is that most companies want to be agile while still having a pinpoint precision estimate for their launch date. These goals are incompatible. Either you devote a lot of effort to managing the project and estimating work to get a precise
Are you the driver or a passenger in your own career?
21 May, 2021
People often think of their career as something that you develop inside a company. This is only partially true. It is indeed true that a professional’s career growth is more often than not determined by the company they work for, and to move up, specific required goals have to be achieved along the way. Suppose you define career growth solely as the salary, bonus, and benefit brackets that a professional acquires as the job title grows in seniority. In that case, it is 100% true that your caree
Why we do Performance Review Meetings every 30 to 45 days at Exponential Ventures
11 May, 2021
> Performance Review Meetings: Dreaded by some, feared by others, loved by the greatest, and misunderstood by almost all. The scene seems to come straight out of a sitcom. A team member and his manager awkwardly enter into an empty conference room booked for an hour several months ago for the dreaded end of the year performance review. The manager dreads the conversation, but she is confident that the notes collected throughout the year in her notepad will help her get through the meeting. The f