In Remote Teams, Les talks to us about the differences between being a (relatively) independent remote worker and being part of a remote team. He shared some of the “growing pains” EllisLab experienced as it moved from 4 to 6 employees, and then again from 6 to 12. Les emphasized the importance of constant evaluation and adjustment of how the company is working, communicating and collaborating.
In particular, Les explained how EllisLab adopted a Scrum methodology and how it completely changed internal processes for the better, especially as EllisLab doubled in size. He also shared key applications and tools the team uses to stay in touch, as well as some of the legal and tax issues that a distributed company has to contend with.
If you've never had a chance to talk with Leslie or hear him speak, this is a don't-miss episode. Les is not only one of the nicest people I've ever met, he's sincere and genuine. And this comes across so well in our interview with him.
He truly wants to share knowledge for the better of the entire web (not just EE) community. I'm not overstating things to say that the kind of leadership he brings to and encourages within EllisLab makes me feel extremely confident about using EE as a foundation for my own business.
For our next episode, John Rogerson will join us to talk about DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) techniques in EE.
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