Lambda Days 2016 is just around a corner, what reminds me a conversation I had a year ago (at Lambda Days 2015) with guys from Klarna. We were discussing their business & what's under its hood (Erlang is ;D). It was one of the periods of my heavy recruitment, so
Core values. Mission statement. Vision statement. Organizational DNA. I was always very skeptical in terms of the actual meaning of those. Is it really possible to cover the essence of company's culture in such a short form without being over-generic or inaccurate? And do people really need such 'obvious obviosities'?
For at least two years our team does the projects in a lean way: we don’t do detailed planning as it doesn’t make any sense - what we do is highly unpredictable: we rarely do something we did earlier, so all the estimations (based on experience)