Big Things with Small Teams Podcast from eTech 2005 23 Sep 2005
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IT Conversations just put up my 45-minute Big Things with Small Teams talk from eTech 2005 in San Diego earlier this year (the session was really called “Lessons learned from Building Basecamp” but it’s really more about big things with small teams). If you want to hear me rant on a lot of the things I’ve been posting here on this blog, grab your headphones and listen in.
The talk focuses on the four main tenets of reducing mass, embracing constraints, getting real in the process of development and managing debt. Jason explains how he learned that less is more when it comes to features and emphasizes the importance of building “half a product, not a half assed product”. The success of Basecamp has shown that the lessons 37signals learned in building it are of enormous value.
…is how IT Conversations describes it.