As I look back at my time with Alley, it truly feels like my family. And, like any family, I could find so many different words to describe it.
Being a scrum master, I often worry if velocity looms too large for me. From project forecasting to sprint planning to team retrospectives, velocity metrics are up in my grill more than bratwurst at a Green Bay Packers tailgate. Even from a “book learnin’” standpoint, velocity is front and center: “The Scrum Master is accountable for the Velocity … of the Team.” That big V Velocity is really intimidating! But does velocity warrant such verbal (and mental) emphasis?
Austin and I founded Alley because there was a clear and urgent need to improve the technology behind how media and journalism was distributed on the Internet.
10 Strategies for Increasing Psychological Safety, Improving Equity, and Amplifying Marginalized Voices at Work
In this piece you’ll read research on the specific ways in which institutional barriers to psychological safety manifest for minorities in the workplace. And, as promised in part one, you’ll learn 10 practical, research-based strategies we’re using at Alley for creating inclusive, psychologically safe workplaces while honoring the intersection of overlapping identities that each team member holds.
Earlier this year, Alley teammates attended SRCCON:PRODUCT in Philadelphia along with 150 product thinkers from publishing organizations—including reporters, strategists, editors, entrepreneurs, and others—at Temple University’s campus for the first conference by, for, and about product and news. SRCCON is an events series produced by OpenNews that “connects a network of developers, designers, journalists, aned editors
Since 1966, MyBaseGuide (MBG) has provided essential information to military personnel and families seeking information about U.S. military installations and bases. Alley partnered with JumpCrew (MBG’s parent company) to implement a redesign of their web presence.
Since 1955, Roll Call has reported on the United States Congress, sharing information on politics, legislation, and grassroots advocacy directly from the United States’ capital. In January, they launched a redesign of their flagship website, and we are proud to be the partner who made that happen.
Being #suddenlyremote can mean no more in-person happy hours—at least for a while. That doesn’t mean the party’s over.
We hope this note finds you in good health in this challenging time. I wanted to take a moment to reach out regarding COVID-19 and the work we do. As you can imagine, there are two priorities on our minds: the health and safety of our team and continuity in the services we provide.