Squads

 

Since I moved back to Brazil, in September this year, I've had the opportunity to learn a bit more about how different teams in four different companies work. One of them really caught my attention when they mentioned they are organising themselves internally in smaller groups called Squads.

I've never really heard anyone talking about internal processes like these guys did and their brief introduction to how they work made a lot of sense to me so I decided to do some homework and learn more about this Squad system. 

Here's a video from Spotify that came in handy, adding to what this startup told me a couple of weeks ago:

 
 
 
 

Some personal highlights:

• Smaller multidisciplinary groups
• Avoid the cascade/domino effect (like Gantt, etc)
• Continuous minor updates
• Updates are independent from each other
• Alignment leads to autonomy
 

Here's the full drawing.

 

Objects Matter

 

A couple of weeks ago someone posted this video on social media. It got me thinking not just about how objects matter for film-making but also for life. Objects carry meaning, history and usually don't change much over time. Maybe objects (with meaning) are getting more and more valuable in digital times.