Good morning! You show up excited and ready to solve some problems with your teammates. After saying some hellos, you quickly check your email and schedule to see what’s on the agenda today. You respond to emails about a new business presentation, an upcoming company event, or a question from a client. If you’re working from the SingleStone office, you might head to the kitchen to grab a banana. Or a honey bun. (Let’s be honest.)
At SingleStone we use Agile methodologies, so it’s time for a daily stand-up with your team. We work in small cross-functional groups here — our biggest conference room only seats 10 people — so you’re pretty tight with your co-workers. You all spend a few minutes talking about what you’ve accomplished the day before, what you’ll do today, and how you can all help one another move the project forward.
You spend the morning in working sessions with your client and teammates. Your team sketches rough design layouts on a whiteboard to explore multiple ways of creating a user flow or structuring a cloud migration. As a team of designers, technologists, project managers and business analysts, you’re able to erase and draw new approaches as you discuss the problem together, with your client.
Your stomach is grumbling. Maybe you join your team or a client for a working lunch. Or maybe you head to the SingleStone office for a scheduled talk on wellness and realize you now have 100 questions about the nutritional value of the food you’ve eaten this week.
It’s time for a meeting with your manager and the rest of your internal team — these are the people who share similar expertise. You gather to hear what’s been going on in the firm, to discuss current projects everyone is working on, and to learn from and help one another. Maybe one of you presents a recently completed project, or you put work up on the wall and discuss ways to improve it.
You spend some time incorporating the feedback that you got from your team, and then dive into some issues you’ve been having with a new design or build. You and a team member brainstorm ways to resolve the issue or see if there’s a potential feature that a bug may have identified.
You grab a quick meeting with a co-worker who is leaving early for a dentist appointment or to go see his daughter’s play at school. Wellness and work-life balance are important here, and SingleStone offers competitive and generous benefits, so why not take care of yourself and your family? (A play sounds better than the dentist, but we’re all leading different lives here.)