The very first dev-warsztaty in Wrocław are over. Time to do some post-mortem analysis :). There a few lessons learnt (at least for me) from it.
There’s a little story that goes like this…
This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done
And this describes very well quite a lot of situations. And it can be very well used for describing what happened this week before the very first devWarsztaty in Wrocław. It’s about a hotel. Everybody was sure that somebody would do book a room and of course nobody did :). Good that we found out this soon enough that there was still the time to book a decent place for Konrad to stay. I think the reason for this was that there was no clear owner for this task and the responsibility just was blurry.
Always be sure that a task has a clear owner.
Also be prepared that people will RSVPed ‘No’ at the very late point. I mean very late. Our workshop was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and we got a ‘No’ RSVP at 12.20 a.m. And as always 4 people didn’t show up at all.
People will cancel. Even at the latest moment.
Can can be prepare for every problem than you think may arise and still something unexpected will happen. Today, I think we were quite prepared but unfortunately the MS symbol server was serving us timeouts all the time. We needed to distribute symbols via pendrives or download them from google drive. Honestly MS could do better when we do host our workshop 🙂
There will be problems no matter how well you will be prepared. Don’t worry and deal with them one by one.
I’m quite happy about this first workshop. Few things we need to fix. Stay tuned for the next workshops.