Tools that we use

We’ve already written about our team structure and how the autonomous teams operate. Another important factor in how well we perform is our toolset. Before joining TransferWise four months ago it was never quite clear to me what kind of tools startups use and why do they need to

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Standup as team health metric

I like standup meetings because they are such good indicators of how well people work together as a team. The standard format for standups is that everyone should be talking about what he did since last standup, what he is planning to do next and if he has any problems

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Boy Scout Rule is good but not enough

One widely used idea when dealing with legacy systems is the Boy Scout Rule. It offers good incremental strategy for improving your codebase. I find it to be very valuable guideline which is much more practical than creating separate refactoring stories/backlogs. However, I think that if we strictly follow

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We inspire smart people and we trust them

Everything that’s cool about TransferWise in terms of mission, vision, autonomy, empowerment, trust, engagement. It makes people bigger than they thought they were, it gives them an insane amount of confidence. And that’s the difference. It’s not just about trust, the end result comes from giving smart

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