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Product blog Updates & Insights from the Product & Technology teams at SEEK

Evolution of an Agile team

13 Oct 2016

This is a story about how our project team managed without a Business Analyst/Iteration Manager (BA/IM) and how it changed us from a team of T-shape people to a team of Broken-comb people. Now T-shapes, they know their stuff backwards - so if I'm a Developer, I know Dev stuff -  if I'm in QA - I know QA stuff. Meanwhile Broken-combs have more breadth of knowledge. We think of this as...

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DevOps @ SEEK - a 4 year evolution (pt4)

07 Oct 2016

This DevOps thing is starting to work During 2014 and most of 2015 Delivery Managers would regularly walk over to the DevOps area to ask for more help to get their releases deployed or AWS testing environments working. They were heavily dependent on us as their teams were on a very steep AWS learning curve and lacked access and/or training to use the deployment and monitoring tools needed...

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Why you need to attend Leading the Product 2016

21 Sep 2016

Leading the Product  is the ultimate event for Product people in the Southern Hemisphere and it’s taking place on October 20 th in Melbourne and October 25 th in Sydney. This is a community event, championed by Product Managers that gives us a place to ignite our passion for developing and managing great products and services. The inaugural Product Management event was held in Melbourne last year –  co-founded by SEEK and Brainmates and we're excited to return for another successful year of thought leadership, discussion and learning. Why should you attend? Hear from local and international leaders in Product Management Learn from product practitioners who’ve...

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DevOps @ SEEK - a 4 year evolution (pt 3)

15 Sep 2016

The Cloud, the growth, the growing pains   This is part 3 of a series about the evolution of DevOps @ SEEK. In this post I’ll be talking about how we started using the cloud, how we screwed it up, and what we learned. Back in 2012/13 there was one task the DevOps Team loathed more than most, rebuilding a Development and Testing environment for a Product Delivery Stream. Back then we...

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I can't believe it's not butter

05 Sep 2016

Have you ever wondered why some apps have lists that scroll smoothly while others don’t? While working on the search results code in the SEEK iOS app , we found that the answer is straight forward but it took us a while to wade through all the factors which combine to determine scroll performance. What is “scrolling smoothly”? While smooth scrolling is definitely subjective, it...

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DevOps @ SEEK - a 4 year evolution (pt 2)

29 Aug 2016

This is part 2 of a series about the evolution of DevOps @ SEEK. In this post I’ll be talking about how & why we created a DevOps team, and how we resolved some of the issues and bottlenecks that had been crippling the team. You can read part one here . 2012 – When we created a DevOps Team Back in 2012 a big project was approved for our roadmap. Knowing that we didn’t want to...

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