Rate A Development Teams Maturity in Under 3 Minutes

The Joel Test, a basic checklist to rate the operational maturity and health of a dev team:

  1. Do you use source control?
  2. Can you make a build in one step?
  3. Do you make daily builds?
  4. Do you have a bug database?
  5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  7. Do you have a spec?
  8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  10. Do you have testers?
  11. Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  12. Do you do hallway usability testing?

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McSweeny’s Nihilist Startup Haikus

Am I in the scope?
Aren’t we all client facing?
I die in Q4

Pivot your self worth
Rebrand with your therapist
Illusion of choice

Set up a touch base
Can we take this offline?
Regroup with no one

Pure gold. Evil, true, beautiful gold. Nihilist startup haikus from McSWEENY’S.

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