#random (2022-12)

Non-work banter and water cooler conversation

A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels.

Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/random/


Mocanu Marian avatar
Mocanu Marian

Hello everyone!! wave I am looking at how other teams are organized to find ideas for our Ops team on how to work more efficiently. Like are you using Kanban or Sprints? Meeting, how many a week and how long (15 min max?), what type? ( grooming, retro, etc) What would the grooming session be like for you?

For things like this, I would like to know what worked best for you and your team and what didn’t.

Soren Jensen avatar
Soren Jensen

We schedule our tasks in Linear with 3 week cycles. We found 2 weeks often were too short for ops tasks. A cycle starts with going through triage and backlog tickets and agreeing on what is important for the starting cycle. Approximately every 3 cycles we do a retro, often we schedule them to fit in with a company meeting where we meet up in person. Every thing else is done fully remote. Our team is split between multiple countries in Europe.

Isaac avatar

I’m about to try this out with my team: https://newrelic.com/blog/best-practices/kanban-for-ops-teams. We use Kanban but there wasn’t a clear structure to it.

Kanban for Ops Teamsattachment image

A look at how the New Relic Ops team manages their workflow with Kanban to balance interruptive and planned work.