Foster the development of a more innovative and collaborative culture. 

Stop looking for new technical resources: skill up your current team. Help your team adopt lean software development practices through BEST™ workshops. Those will be the most productive 2h weekly meetings they have ever had.

Discover BEST™: a practical advancement plan for growth-minded tech teams.

Act I

Hold L10 Weekly Meetings

  • Start with the end in mind
  • Proactively solve issues

Set up Your PowerStation

  • Supercharge your development environment based (IDE, Source Code Management)
  • Document it!

Audit Your Access

  • Access to specifications
  • Access to source control
  • Access to VPN
  • Access to secrets management
  • Access to API keys
  • Access to communication tools

Develop a Collaborative Culture

  • Know thyself and thy teammates
  • Ask for and give help
  • Lean in and stand up

Establish Living Documentation

  • Build developer documentation
  • Build project-specific documentation
  • Leverage issue tracker

Adopt Coding Standards

  • The Zen of Python
  • PEP8
  • Idioms for good code hygiene
Act II
Execute & Iterate

Commit to a Growth Mindset

  • Participate in Codewars challenges
  • Practice Git katas

Use Source Control Like Your Life Depends on It

  • Commit code frequently
  • Write good commit messages
  • Commit to a workflow
  • Ensure traceability

Instrument What's Important

  • Begin with orchestrations in mind
  • Collect logs & metrics
  • Configure alerts
  • Set up analytics & reporting

Right Security

  • Enforce the RIGHT access
  • Practice least privilege
  • Perform regular security reviews

Code Reviews

  • Select a protocol
  • Establish a cadence
  • Use pull requests
  • Use pre-commit hooks
  • Review best practices
Step Up & Automate

Leverage Configuration Management

  • "The Rules of DevOps Club" (IaC)

Commit to Orchestration

  • Segment your environments
  • Have repeatable deployments (CI/CD) 
  • Scale out easily
  • Automate common tasks
  • Respond to events in the environment

Test and Run Continuous Integration

  • Run automated tests on each push (unit tests)
  • Separate the build from the run
  • Automatically reject security vulnerabilities
  • Implement code style checks
Act IV

Strengthen Team Resiliency

  • Encourage cross-pollination
  • Encourage cross-discipline training
  • Promote pair-programming
  • Develop a Knowledge And Resource Locator (KARL)

Track & Forecast

  • Identify KPIs
  • Report on KPIs

Think Forward

  • Stay on top of trends
  • Anticipate
  • Innovate

Scale Dynamically

  • Orchestrate your infrastructure (K8s)
  • Implement Observability and Tracing
  • Instrument Components

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