Async software development

Instead of having meetings, people “talk” to each other via GitHub, Notion, and (occasionally) Slack, expecting responses within 24 hours. Because there are no standups or “syncs” and some projects can involve expensive feedback loops to collaborate, working this way requires clear and thoughtful communication.

Everyone writes well and writes a lot.

There are no deadlines either. We ship incrementally, and launch things whenever the stuff in development is better than what’s currently in production.

No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees

Reading through this article, reminded me of my time working with my previous company. We almost had the same way of working. We did not write a lot, though. I wish we had. I have always wanted to document the thought process behind each page, element, feature—something for me to improve on going forward.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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