How to scale a startup

Posted on Categories Business, Startup

Being fortunate to get over a lot of the early challenges of creating a company (building the right product, getting customers, sales, raising money, getting the core developers) we are now tasked with scaling a development team.

Almost every CTO I have spoken to in the meetups that I host http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-CTO-Group/ implement some form of Agile. A very quick look on Wikipedia will list almost 100 different development methodologies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_development_process#Software_development_models). Most are iterations of one core style but there are still a lot.

I found these two articles helpful when I was digging more into this process. We run Agile here at viafoura.

http://blog.chaddickerson.com/2010/08/05/scaling-startups/

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/17/heres-how-spotify-scales-up-and-stays-agile-it-runs-squads-like-lean-startups/