How Shopify scales up its development teams

  • When scaling up development teams, the first folks to recruit are the recruiters themselves - specialists who understand the company culture & team’s exact needs.
  • The number of on-boarded folks on any team is greater than or equal to the number of those still onboarding to ensure enough market & product context.
  • Set a clear baseline for teams about how they will plan their work and track their progress, what are the tools and technologies they will use etc.
  • Be very open about technical designs and code changes
  • Use tooling to codify best practices
  • Use pair-programming to share experiences
  • Conduct frequent retrospectives

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