Razvoj Karijere — Iz Četiri Zida do Team Leada

A man and a woman sitting on a boat on a sunny

Kada govorimo o tome šta je magnet koji zadržava zaposlene u kompaniji, na pamet prvo padaju vrhunska plata, odličan tim i izazovni projekti. Uglavnom se kao bitni faktori pridodaju i menadžment koji ima viziju, stabilnost kompanije, savremene tehnologije i atraktivni benefiti.

Ono što često nije dovoljno u fokusu je karijerni razvoj u kompaniji. U FishingBooker-u smatramo da je on podjednako bitan aspekt koji jedna kompanija treba da pruži. Jasna trajektorija po kojoj zaposleni može da se kreće i razvija je u direktnoj korelaciji sa njegovim zadovoljstvom — samim tim i sa vremenom koje će provesti u firmi. 

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“Time Flies, Don’t Have Saggy Eyes”: A Unique Day in the Life of Our Legal Team Lead

Want to know how a high-flying team lead makes sure he’s on top of his game every day? We’ve got you covered. Uroš Marić, head of FishingBooker’s Legal department, has decided to let us in on all of his secrets – tongue firmly in cheek, of course. Read on to discover his unique perspective on cold spoons, hot showers, and early starts…

I wake up at 04:00 A.M. and immediately turn on Basecamp, our internal communications system. It’s extremely important to me to be the first person to post something every day.

A Basecamp post from Uros at 4.16 a.m.
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Bringing Work Home – 3 Weeks In

On March 9, our team reached a milestone here in Belgrade – we were now a 100-person company! A week later, our office was empty. Initially planning to work from home for a week and see how the new coronavirus was spreading locally, we, like so many other companies in the world, had actually become “remote” overnight. 

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Busting Bugs and Managing Disasters – How we Tackle Stability

Nobody – and nothing – is perfect. Anyone who deals with the inner workings of a website knows all too well that bugs are a fact of life. But managing a site that’s used by thousands of people and processes hundreds of bookings in a day means we need to be quick to identify these issues and act on them. 

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Forget “Typical Days”: What’s Customer Happiness at FishingBooker really like?

How do you describe a day in the life of the Customer Happiness team? You come into work, sit in your spot, put your headphones on, and steel yourself for a deluge of emails? Finally, you call it a day, ready for it all to start again tomorrow?

No.

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How We Solved Trip-Specific Availability

Sometimes, the best way to solve a problem is to take everything apart and start again.

Usually, we go for the alternative. With a large inventory and endless growth ideas, we use our engineering resources very carefully. That means building on what we have or, if we’re introducing a new way of doing things, starting with a minimum viable product, testing, and iterrating. This helps us make smart decisions without letting individual projects spiral out of control.

But when we set out to improve the way our calendar works for scheduling fishing trips, we realized that the single best course of action was to go back to the drawing board. Here’s why, and what our engineers did next. 

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How we work: Tracking bugs

This article on tracking bugs is an excerpt from our Company Guide, a manifest that explains how we do things at FishingBooker.

Our product is no different than any other piece of software when it comes to bugs – we have ‘em but we don’t want ‘em. Here’s how we work together to ensure an error free product.

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How we work: six-week development cycles

Our product and engineering teams at FishingBooker work in six-week cycles. This fixed cadence serves to give us an internal sense of urgency, works as a soft limit to keep projects from ballooning, and provides a regular interval to decide what we’re working on.

We’ve tried scrum, quarterly OKR cycles, and we’ve tried no plan at all. All of these models were cool to try but fell apart within weeks or months.

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