Presents: Hit By A Bus: How And Why Teams Become Overworked
In technology we have many phrases we use without really thinking about them – yak shaving, rubber ducking, dogfooding. Some of these terms can serve to numb the cultural problems which cause them to become common activities – doing yak shaving often may highlight that a team has accrued too much technical debt and complexity, for example.
This talk will discuss the bus factor, and how its name may have contributed to overworked and burned out teams becoming commonplace. Why do those teams form and what can be done to fix the problems? After this talk you will be able to identify and avoid forming dysfunctional, overloaded teams and help ease the load on those already in existence.