One of the things that I found out is that as Hibernating Rhinos grows (and we currently have over a dozen people working full time), I’m seeing two very interesting changes in my own behavior.
The actual velocity is increasing by leaps & bounds. We can do a lot more now, and we can do that faster and with a greater degree of parallelism.
My personal development is growing less, as I am doing a lot more of business type things. One aspect of that is that I do a lot of reading of contracts, legalese, and other stuff that takes time from actual development work.
I try to compensate by running the tests while I’m reading contracts, and then I found the following in a contract I’m reviewing:
Nice to know where that stand. And I emphasize.