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Health Group

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Backend Team members

Person Role
Seth Engelhard Engineering Manager, Monitor Health
Peter Leitzen Senior Backend Engineer, Monitor Health
Sarah Yasonik Backend Engineer, Monitor Health
Vitali Tatarintev Senior Backend Engineer, Monitor Health
Allison Browne Backend Engineer, Monitor Health
Sean Arnold Backend Engineer, Monitor Health

Frontend Team members

Person Role
Clement Ho Frontend Engineering Manager, Monitor Health
Simon Knox Frontend Engineer, Monitor Health
Tristan Read Frontend Engineer, Monitor Health
Laura Montemayor Frontend Engineer, Monitor Health
Olena HK. Senior Frontend Engineer, Monitor Health

Stable counterparts

Person Role
Achilleas Pipinellis Technical Writer, Create, Package, Monitor, Secure, Defend
Amelia Bauerly Product Designer, Monitor & Package
Ahmad Sherif Site Reliability Engineer, Manage, Monitor & Configure
Amarbayar Amarsanaa Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Create, Plan, Monitor
Dov Hershkovitch Senior Product Manager, Monitor:APM
Sarah Waldner Product Manager, Monitor:Health


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Issue boards

Async Daily Standups

The purpose of our async standups is to allow every team member to have insight into what everyone else is doing and whether anyone is blocked and could use help. This should not be an exhaustive list of all of your tasks for the day, but rather a summary of the major deliverable you are hoping to achieve. All question prompts are optional. We use the geekbot slack plugin to automate our async standup in the #g_monitor_standup channel.

Recurring Meetings

While we try to keep our process pretty light on meetings, we do hold a Monitor Health Backlog Grooming meeting weekly to triage and prioritize new issues, discuss our upcoming issues, and uncover any unknowns.

Frontend Scheduling

Our goal is to move towards a continuous delivery model such that the team completes tasks on a weekly basis. In our weekly meetings, we prioritize grooming our backlog to prioritize specific issues that are ready for development. Every release, the product manager will collaborate with the team to identify notable features that we want implemented. These issues will be shared in the product kickoff call and will have a frontend engineer assigned to them before the development milestone starts.

The development of these assigned issues should not typically last the entire release cycle. Once frontend engineers have completed their assigned issue, they are expected to go to the Health issue board and assign themselves to the next unassigned issue in the list that has the frontend and workflow:ready for development labels. The issues in the board are prioritized based on importance (the lower they are on the list, the lower the priority). In the event that all issues are assigned for that milestone, frontend engineers are expected to assign themselves to issues on the next milestone on the issue board list.

The frontend group also has a kickoff issue each release to help frontend engineers get visibilty to the work of other frontend engineers asynchronously. In this issue, it is recommended to only comment on the assigned issues as those are the primary issues that the team has committed to at the time of the kickoff issue.

Monitor Stage PTO

Just like the rest of the company, we use PTO Ninja to track when team members are traveling, attending conferences, and taking time off. The easiest way to see who has upcoming PTO is to run the /ninja whosout command in the #g_monitor_standup slack channel. This will show you the upcoming PTO for everyone in that channel.