Building a product and doing client work at the same time

We recently had a bit of a revelation at our office. We’ve been under such a crunch with client projects who hire us to develop their web sites that we found it difficult to focus on Minuteglass development. Well, our revelation is that if we have specific times set aside each week where we work as a team together, it works far better.

So what we did this week was set aside a couple of specific afternoons to work together on the project. While we were all working on separate aspects of the app, the collaborative nature of the project was restored and we were able to get a lot done.

If your team is having trouble making progress, I’d highly recommend it as a strategy. It sounds simple, but often with large projects team members have a tendency to work separately.