How we got our whole staff working remote within a day

Published at April 22, 2020 ·  5 min read

“Something good comes out of every crisis.” (Dave Pelzer) Like every first Friday of the month, we are gathering for our company All Hands meeting. The only difference this morning is that all of us rather than walking to our office kitchen. We are all clicking on our meeting invitation links, and instead of the usual rush for the best place to seat we are sitting in our chairs and looking at our screens seeing our colleagues appearing one by one in the chat room....


TechDays at MyHammer

Published at July 5, 2019 ·  4 min read

Our engineering teams use a technical backlog to maintain a list of all technical debts and technical improvements. Each team member can add a new task, Story, or Epic into the backlog. Bugs or technical issues that are related to the business logic are not considered in this backlog but prioritized into the product backlog. Our Tech leads gather once a week to discuss the newly added items and to prioritize the technical backlog....


Hackathon at MyHammer

Published at June 24, 2019 ·  5 min read

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” (Steve Jobs) At MyHammer, we value transparent communication, and this should be from both sides from the bottom up and bottom down. We use different tools to get feedback from our engineers. Some examples, among others, are one on ones, surveys, and retrospectives. In one of our last feedback loops, many engineers expressed a wish: “Being able to work on something that is not part of our daily work....