With a little experience under our belt, we were ready to tackle our second edition of Factory Week. The Speak Easy hadn't yet opened, but was getting really close. Our team got to break it in, and we were honored to be the first to use that space. It was love at first use.
With more square feet of whiteboard than we thought we could fill (we did in the end!), we set out to build a website to promote our CMS, Boxer, to refine our brand tone and characteristics in what we called "Project All Together Now," and then went out on a limb to build something really fun – a video game!
This edition of Factory Week was especially fulfilling because we really hit our stride in how to collaborate across the team and we realized how rewarding and fun it was for people to get to work on things they might not normally do in their regular work flow. We also developed a good system for reporting on our projects in process to make sure we stayed on track. Rookies no more, we really knew we were onto something with this Factory Week thing after the Winter 2012 edition.
This may or may not have involved a moving vehicle. We'll never tell!
Congratulations to the SmallBox team for making this Factory Week an amazing success! We finished all but one of our projects and that project is more than halfway done.
Make that 3 of 18 projects finished up! Team photos are all ready to go, with a tip of the hat to Sara and Leigh for doing a fine job of getting the photos all gussied up for profiles on the SmallBox website.
We're in the final day of Factory Week and holy smokes, the time has flown. We are going to be working against the clock to wrap up the rest of our projects.
We're going to give away a Factory Week tshirt today. To win, you can comment on this blog or simply @reply via twitter to @factoryweek your answer to this question:
After Lydia and I did some planning and wireframing for our new culture page, we handed it over to Jack to make the magic a reality.
Justin Shimp normally serves as the SmallBox client success manager, handling all things support and training.
One of the internal projects I spent time on today was doing a review of all the different tools the team currently uses, i.e. the different softwares that we use to manage both our business and client work.
One fun thing about Factory Week is we sometimes get to step totally outside of our normal roles. Take Emily, our whiz of all things search engine optimization.
As part of our Culture page reworking for smallboxweb.com, we have had to expand the size of our community cork board.