Barry Frost

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The design process at GDS

Agile software development with Trello and Google Docs

“How we use Trello and Google Docs to make UserVoice better every day”

Our 10 Step Engineering Hiring Process at Mixer Labs

Scaling Agile at Spotify

Organising a 250-person agile team - tribes, squads, chapters and guilds

GitHub Flow

GitHub’s process: always deploy from master, branch from master, submit a pull request when ready, merge and push to master and then deploy immediately.


Ruby gem that allows you to specify the individual processes needed to run your application in a Procfile. As used in Heroku’s Cedar stack.

Side effects of developing for yourself

Make something you would actually use: “If I let users steer product decisions, the result would be a massive codebase producing a bloated, cluttered product full of features that hardly anyone used at the expense of everyday usability and polish on the features that matter.”

Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

An entertaining and probing opinion piece on agile: what works, when and how. Required reading.

How to be a program manager - Joel on Software

Describes quite a lot of my job at the moment. Have added the book Joel recommends to my Amazon wishlist

BBC - Radio Labs - How we make websites

Smart Return in Sifter

Impressive attention to detail - Sifter intelligently and elegantly handles where to return you to after performing an action. Interaction design at its finest.

Review Board

Code review tool by VMware devs. Review diffs and comment/discuss

How Django processes a request

Airbag - Fl.ower.

Write-up of the design process for