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Remote work journey - Day 3

fokusman profile image Ferit 🌟🕌 Updated on ・2 min read

working from home (27 Part Series)

1) Starting remote work journey - Day 0 2) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 1 3 ... 25 3) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 2 4) Remote work journey - Day 3 5) Remote work journey - Day 4 6) Remote work journey - Day 5 7) Remote work journey - Day 8 8) Remote work journey - Day 9 9) Remote work journey - Day 10 10) Working from home - Day 11 11) Working from home - Day 12 12) Working from home - Day 13 13) Working from home - Day 14 14) Working from home - Day 15 15) Working from home - Day 16 16) Working from home - Day 17 17) Working from home - How to deal with big PRs? (Day 18) 18) Working from home - Make your software easy to change (Day 19) 19) Don't do Health Sprints - Working from Home journey(Day 20/21) 20) How to handle bug requests? - Working from home Journey (Day 22/23) 21) You should not be afraid of a conflict 22) Can developers challenge product decision? 23) Feedback, Feedback, Feedback - Working from home 24) Paying the bill for tech debt - working from home 25) How a wrong Hook can DDoS you - wfh edition 26) Calming down and starting architectural topics again - wfh edition 27) First relaxing week - wfh edition

General

It seems in Germany people fu*** don't care. I'm questioning the ability of reasoning from most people here. People are stilling chilling in parks, bringing kids to playgrounds or having play dates.

I'm not against this. Worldwide we have almost 9K of deaths and 220K of infected people officially.

Right now this is my best hypothesis about Europeans and why they act like business as usual:

Productivity is lower than I expect but I feel that over the next days or week I will hopefully normalize more and more. Thanks to Zalando for openly communicating that we should take care of family first and work from home (remote-first) when possible.

Fun note: Beginning next day, I will try out Snap Camera in our Daily Standups 😃 I feel that some of my co-workers being totally alone and isolated at home need a laugh. Me too.

Work

After having my first remote Retrospective yesterday I had my first remote 1on1. My Lead was on holidays for 2-3 weeks and came back to this whole 180° changed company setup. We had a lot of topics, a lot to discuss and somehow 1h was not enough. It was mainly work with some Off-topic talk around Home-Schooling, Groceries and Kids 😃

At the same time we are currently discussing how we can setup a clear Bug process and it seems that no matter what solution you could provide some people won't like it.

TIL

Regarding the bug process Workgroup, I'm part of:

  • Don't try to satisfy all stakeholders. Understand the underlying root cause, problems and focus on them. Accept that some people won't agree with you.
  • Define your Problem and Purpose clear. Always start with that and evaluate your solutions against them.

I have realized that managing too many different stakeholders can easily result in a solution with many trade-offs. I got valuable feedback from our Frontend Chapter + Lead.

Take care and feel free to share your situation via blogposts or comments here 🤩


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working from home (27 Part Series)

1) Starting remote work journey - Day 0 2) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 1 3 ... 25 3) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 2 4) Remote work journey - Day 3 5) Remote work journey - Day 4 6) Remote work journey - Day 5 7) Remote work journey - Day 8 8) Remote work journey - Day 9 9) Remote work journey - Day 10 10) Working from home - Day 11 11) Working from home - Day 12 12) Working from home - Day 13 13) Working from home - Day 14 14) Working from home - Day 15 15) Working from home - Day 16 16) Working from home - Day 17 17) Working from home - How to deal with big PRs? (Day 18) 18) Working from home - Make your software easy to change (Day 19) 19) Don't do Health Sprints - Working from Home journey(Day 20/21) 20) How to handle bug requests? - Working from home Journey (Day 22/23) 21) You should not be afraid of a conflict 22) Can developers challenge product decision? 23) Feedback, Feedback, Feedback - Working from home 24) Paying the bill for tech debt - working from home 25) How a wrong Hook can DDoS you - wfh edition 26) Calming down and starting architectural topics again - wfh edition 27) First relaxing week - wfh edition

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Senior Software Dev from Berlin. Working at ZalandoTech.

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