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Building the right tool for the job

Maria Gutierrez
October 18, 2013
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Building the right tool for the job

It's important to build the right tools to allow people to think about WHAT they are doing instead of HOW they are doing it. What are the benefits of automation. Productivity, consistency, accuracy... and how the best way to achieve this is via simplicity.

Maria Gutierrez

October 18, 2013
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  1. Building the
    right tool
    f r b
    @mariagutierrez

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  2. In love
    I f
    w b w r

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  3. Operational
    tools
    “r r
    v f r ”

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  4. Goals
    Productivity
    Accuracy
    Consistency
    Transparency

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  5. Internal Tool?
    S I b
    Does it exist
    already?
    Hosted vs
    Online Too
    expensive?
    Can be
    customised?
    Enough
    support?

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  6. Let’s build it!

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  7. Problem
    K w
    Goal? Domain
    experts

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  8. User
    K w
    Developer?
    How often?

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  9. Reliabity and
    performance
    how
    critical?
    new
    technology?

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  10. Manage
    change

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  11. Evangelise it
    Evangelise it
    Evangelise it
    Evangelise it

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  12. Goals
    Productivity
    Accuracy
    Consistency
    Transparency

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  13. r rv w
    https://github.com/livingsocial/rearview

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  14. “W b B f r r w
    r . W ' r
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    r . W r "M , I "
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    Jason Fried, 37 Signals
    http://www.oreillynet.com/network/2005/03/10/basecamp.html

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  15. Optimise for
    happiness

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  16. Thanks!
    @mariagutierrez

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