Do we dare call it process? We have a great
process method way of building software. We’re not into perfecting any single methodology, rather we’re just focused on building great software. We understand the principles of many development approaches and we have made them part of our way of thinking and doing.
We’re agile (but not Agile). We do brief weekly meetings over a Slack call, we iterate and polish design, and we prototype, develop, and ship very regularly. We actually did a fun interview with the folks at Codetree talking about how we ship software at LemonStand. If you're interested (you should be, if you're wanting to join our team, right?), peruse through that.
We follow standards and keep our repositories and branches clean. We review all code that goes into production. And we believe in automated testing where it makes sense (and checklists too).
We track bugs, issues, and ideas obsessively. We use a bit of analysis to help us believe in our gut feelings, and we track a few metrics to see if we’re focusing the way we think we should. But, we don’t obsess over the charts and graphs, they’re just there to keep us from getting too far off our path, and to keep us honest with ourselves. (Ok, we do totally like to make the graphs pretty (but who doesn’t like the occasional pretty graph?))
We release our software with the press of a button. We test our software (mostly) with a few more keypresses. These things are important for quality, and for reducing the drudgery of complex and manual grunt work. Why is this important to you? Well, it means we value your time, and that we value making our software way better than we could without some automation. It also shows you that we know how things should be done.
And most important to us: we love user stories and regular design review. We have evolved a habit of pitching stories, designs, prototypes, and working code. It's a team activity where someone presents a design over video chat and/or screenshare and talks about how it solves for the wonderous ways our users build their stores.