Stride Tech Check

The Stride Tech Check is a extremely light weight, high value touch that ensures your process and code are top notch all year round.

Stride’s Tech Check includes 3 targeted activities with your team:

Discovery

A Stride engineer conducts one-on-one interviews with key players and team members. We ask open ended questions like “What does success look like?” and “If you can wave a magic wand and change 1 thing, what would that thing be?” This empowers individuals to be candid and speak what’s on their mind.

We then analyze the feedback, uncover insights, identify trends, perform a gap analysis and create recommendations. The insights uncovered in Discovery are powerful root causes of symptoms noticed within and among teams. The result is a set of recommendations that enable your team to ‘get more done with less’. We will help you increase velocity and reduce risk of failure, with minimal investment.

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Case Study

Case Study

On January 17, 2016, we conducted a Discovery for a team that was certain they had velocity and code quality issues. They believed that adding an additional 8 engineers full time to their squads was the solution. Stride uncovered a large communication gap between product and engineering and we recommended addressing this as a top priority. Upon addressing this root cause, the current team was able to increase velocity without adding any additional full time employees.

Facilitated Retrospectives

Facilitated Retrospectives

When done well, one retrospective can improve the communication and performance of an entire group for months to come. And, it’s important to an outside facilitator for important retrospectives so that the entire team can actually participate in the discussion.

Our facilitated retrospectives include all the pre-work of speaking with your team to create a customized agenda and identifying length and attendees, facilitating the retrospective, and sending action items and a write-up back to the team.

Code Due Diligence

Think of this as insurance. It’s a light-weight checks and balances system. Regardless of the size of your tech team, having an outside, expert opinion on the quality of your code is priceless. Stride conducts a high level review of your existing code base, identifies any areas for improvement, and presents the findings to you.

Code Due Diligence

How the Stride Tech Check Works

This is a quarterly service. You pay 1 flat fee for the year, and then every 3 months, we partner with you to implement one of the 3 services. Each annual Tech Check includes 1 Discovery, 2 Facilitated Retrospectives, and 1 Code Due Dilligence.

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