If you’re thinking about building your engineering team, here are three reasons why you should use Murmur

October 18, 2022
Building an engineering team is no easy feat, but lucky for you, we’re here to help! Here are some ways you can use Murmur to jumpstart your team.
Janjira Sun

Get in tune with your organization’s practices

When working remotely, there are bound to be organizational changes that occur throughout the year, and often times, not everyone is up to date with them! Engineers (and many other roles, too) can feel distanced from these daily business operations, which can lead to miscommunication or misunderstanding of an organization’s practices or future goals.

To avoid this (and a meeting that you probably don’t need), drafting up an agreement on Murmur can keep everyone aligned. Participants can ask questions to gain more insight as to why the agreement is being proposed, leave suggestions or feedback to help push it to a safe to try state, and review it after it expires to reflect on how it worked for them.

Align on roles, responsibilities, and processes

Within a startup, there can be many instances where roles and responsibilities can overlap with one another. It’s important to have certain processes in place to ensure that everyone has a concrete understanding of what their role entails to 1. keep them happy, and 2. to decrease and potentially prevent burnout.

With Murmur, you can collaborate with your engineering team to decipher what roles should be separated (i.e. front end, back end, dev ops instead of a full stack role), what their responsibilities entail, and how to operate together when a task that overlaps with multiple roles comes into play. 🏃

Standardizing code processes

There are so many approaches to building software, and it’s no surprise that every team does it differently in a way that’s most efficient to their organization’s goals! There are so many things to think about as an engineer besides running code (and this is just the tip of the iceberg 🧊):

  • How do you approach fixing a bug when it’s not within your role?
  • Who’s going to be on-call to address any issues during a team-wide vacation or retreat?
  • Where can you find your tickets that you need to work on?
  • Who’s responsible for assigning those tickets?
  • How do retros go?

Rather than having a lead engineer create new processes, understand the ins and outs of them, and having them explain them over and over again to new members that join your growing engineering team, wouldn’t it just be easier if it was on Murmur? 💭

Instead of having one person be responsible for it all, setting the foundation for new engineering processes can be collaborative and fun, rather than boring and confusing. Say bye to misunderstanding! 👋

Wanna just make a f#@%ing decision? Don’t make it a meeting. Make it in Murmur.
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