A “lift and shift” project involves moving functionality wholesale from one platform to another. In the context of what we do here at Alley, this tends to mean preserving some or all of the design and user-facing functionality of a content-rich website, but rebuilding the content management tools in WordPress and re-implementing the design using
This is one of an ongoing series of short posts giving our team members the opportunity to share their feelings on remote work – a vital part of Alley’s culture.
What’s your favorite part about remote work?
The flexibility of controlling where and when I’m working as long as it’s reasonable (and never tiring of my teammates).
What’s your biggest challenge? How have you worked through it?
My biggest challenge was remembering that remote work is still work and just because you’re in your house doesn’t mean you’re really home. My first summer working remotely was rough, I’m not going to lie. Dedication and discipline are needed to both work when required and stop working when required. Seven years later, I think I’ve finally figured it out.
What do you wish you knew when you started working remotely?
It’s very easy to keep working past when it’s time to call it a day. Honor your commitments, but walk away and enjoy yourself when the day is done!
Bridget McNulty is our Chief Operating Officer.