2010 was a great year at Gist and we thought it would be cool to take a look back at our performance from a year of Agile Development. It is amazing to see how much a team can accomplish when everyone works together to make it happen. For all you numbers geeks out there, here are some interesting stats and observations from the past year:
1. Shipped 25 releases. (Almost a release every 2 WEEKS!)
2. Ten iPhone releases.
3. Three Android releases.
4. Fourteen Gist for Outlook releases.
5. On top of all that, we also launched new apps for Google Apps, Lotus Notes, Firefox and Chrome.
When Work Gets Done
One really interesting thing we found was our “Work from home” day (Thursday) had more commits than any other day between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight. I guess it shows that people actually can work from home but they just do it on their own time and make sure it gets done by Friday. Another observation was that the only time throughout the entire year that nothing was committed was Saturday at 6 a.m. (Check out the white space on the chart below)
Also, the most active hour of the day over the entire year was 5 p.m. which proves the “Parkinsons Law Theory.”
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Don’t Forget About Coffee
We have a pretty amazing coffee machine in the Gist office and it has made over 7998 cups of coffee since we purchased the new machine. (Totally makes our pricey “Jura Impressa F7 Automatic Coffee Center” worth it!)
Thank You and Here’s to 2011
We don’t plan on slowing down and will keep the pace moving even faster in 2011 (Scrum of Scrum anyone?) Thanks to all of you who have been with us along the way and if you are a developer who likes coffee and want to be a part of this post next year, check out our job openings here.
How does your team do development? We’d love to talk more in the comments!