Articles on Process

Rudy Jahchan

Rudy Jahchan

Proposals and Processes in Your Professional Life – Carbon Five Santa Monica Talk Night October 19th

Another month, another talk night in Santa Monica! This month’s talks on October 19th cover the softer skills of a professional’s life such participating in conferences and running processes before they run into the ground. First, we are happy to have engineer and advocate Carina Zona! She’s in town to speak at the SCNA conference

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

The 10 Practices of Healthy Engineering Teams – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we introduced the engineering team at SuperStartupCorp. They had built a reputation for delivering quality software, fostering a culture of trust, and developing healthy learning practices. Read up on the first two parts, then join us to discover the final secrets to their success.

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

The 10 Practices of Healthy Engineering Teams – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced a high-performing engineering team at SuperStartupCorp that had automated repetitive tasks, codified its engineering practices, and adopted a learning mindset, resulting in happy engineers and happy stakeholders. Read on to learn more traits and practices that make this team so successful, and how they keep their bus

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

The 10 Practices of Healthy Engineering Teams – Part 1

Behold the engineering team at SuperStartupCorp: their steady delivery of features, humble reception of feedback and crafting of well-architected software systems earn them praise up and down the company. The team greatly enjoys working together, and consistently leaves the office feeling accomplished, empowered, and happy. How is this team able to consistently deliver features for

Kelsey Brennan

Kelsey Brennan

Top Five Questions Founders Ask – Part 3

As a full-stack software consultancy, we at Carbon Five get lots of questions from clients past, present, and future. We’re passionate about sharing our industry knowledge, so we sat down with our leadership team and got some advice for aspiring founders and product leaders as part of an ongoing 6-part series. You can see all

Kelsey Brennan

Kelsey Brennan

Habits of Effective Teams

Have you ever worked on a team that went off the rails? Product teams need lots of support to run efficiently. You need to move fast, but you also need to be aligned in order to build successful products. Here are a few activities we use to keep our teams moving. We often facilitate them

Andrew Hao

Andrew Hao

Creating the Dream Team: Transform Your Engineering Organization to Attract New Talent

It’s a common scenario for tech companies: Your hiring pipeline is dry and you can’t seem to attract new talent. You notice companies touting long lists of superficial benefits. Instead of improving your internal team, you find yourself worrying about getting a pro-grade ping pong table for the break room. You don’t need helicopter rides

Alexa Roman

Alexa Roman

Delivering value, Making money

When I begin working on a new product, I’m always looking for ways to optimize the interactions for business and user value. I believe the best way to accomplish that is to get to market as early as possible with the proposed value. By getting to market, I mean everything from talking with customers about

Jeremy Morony

Jeremy Morony

Product Management For Agile Teams: Why Oh Why

At Carbon Five, we build software. We build it using Agile methods. This has worked out well for us and our clients for a long time. We recently added product management as a discipline to our team. There are some common challenges we see at C5 and we’ve been deliberately experimenting with different activities and practices around product development,

Yasmine Molavi

Yasmine Molavi

The Power of Process

A couple of months ago I did a lightning talk at Kluge’s Evenings at the Loft sharing my ideal design process checklist. Here are my hand-drawn slides and notes:  

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