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Two Weeks Too Slow
Most companies have two-week sprints. At Gordian, we do three-day sprints (called “Plans”). We don’t know of any other company that does this, but it’s key to our success.
Maximum Sustained Impact
The Plan is only a routine and does not create success by itself. It works because we have a team where everyone is aligned on making their Maximum Sustained Impact. This allows them to handle the high ownership/fast paced Plan without burning out or dragging the team.
The Firewatcher is our first-responder for issues that may impact our partners. If there’s an incident, they coordinate the response. Every engineer at Gordian is trained to be on Firewatch, and each of us takes on week-long shifts.
Fear Points Forward — Reflecting on half a year at Gordian Software
When I was asked to write a blog post reflecting on my first 6 months at Gordian, I was really excited. My hope is that, like the well-thought-out blog posts that existed when I was interviewing with the company, this post will help convince you to take the plunge and join the team.