The Data Mesh - should you adapt?

In actuality, not every firm may be a good fit for the implementation of a Data Mesh.  Larger enterprises that experience uncertainty and change in their operations and environment are the primary target audience for Data Mesh.  A Data Mesh is definitely an unnecessary expense if your organization's data requirements are modest and remain constant over time. What is a "Data Mesh"? As it focuses on delivering useful and safe data products, Data Mesh is a strategic approach to modern data management and a strategy to support an organization's journey toward digital transformation. Data Mesh's major goal is to advance beyond the established centralized data management techniques of using data warehouses and data lakes. By giving data producers and data consumers the ability to access and handle data without having to go through the hassle of involving the data lake or data warehouse team, Data Mesh highlights the concept of organizational agility. Data Mesh's dec

The 3 pillars for effectively and efficiently leading remote work teams

We live in a time when distances are no longer a problem. Many communication and meeting management tools allow us to interact with people from very diverse geographical locations. But, although these tools are of great help to us to contact our friends and family, but the question that one might wonder is: are they able to coordinate, manage and monitor our work teams in the same way? Maybe not by themselves.

At Databloom, we have taken on this challenge from a perspective of cultural plurality and the richness that comes from having developers and engineers with diverse skills and knowledge but with a common purpose. Achieve organizational goals in time, quality, and innovation.

The fundaments to achieve the challenges are diverse, but at least the three next fundamental pillars to manage successful teams should be highlighted.

Pillar 1. Form teams with high standards of quality and commitment:

This is undoubtedly the first step for good management. The human groups, particularly the work teams with diverse members in terms of age, experience, knowledge, and even personalities, must share essential common values. ​​Some of these values are: teamwork, generosity, and patience to share knowledge, professionalism, coupled with a high sense of commitment and sense of belonging to the organization.

Our frontend development team at Databloom, is fortunate of having a highly professional, responsible, collaborative, and creative team. Undoubtedly, each of them has strong skills in the field of programming, application development, technology integration, abstraction skills, critical thinking, and motivation for innovation. But none of this has real value if it is not accompanied by great human and professional quality as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and the courage to face new challenges.

Pillar 2. Establish clear and measurable personal, group, and organizational goals.

When each team member has clearly defined their tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines. When you are also aware of how each of these responsibilities is part of a larger objective as part of a team and how meeting these objectives lead us to achieve the goals of the organization, then it is when you achieve that collaborative culture that enables team members to complement with each other when executing a task.

No less important is to establish a personal and team goal to achieve a standard in terms of handling technologies, programming languages​​, and knowledge of best practices for development.

One of the main challenges we are facing in our frontend development team is that research and experimentation are fundamental pieces for a good development process.

Pillar 3. The role played by the team leader.

The team leader must be a facilitator, not just a task controller. His first responsibility is to get to know each member of his team deeply. He must know the strengths and weaknesses as well as the potential of each one of his collaborators. He must establish relationships of trust and respect between each of the members and build bridges for collaborative work and collaborative problem-solving.

The team leader must provide fluid, permanent and simple communication channels.

Each member of the team must be sure that their leader is available to help them find a solution or look for alternatives that allow them to overcome the obstacles and doubts that appear in the development process.

If we have the 3 pillars mentioned above, whatever the tool you use to manage your work meetings, follow-up meetings, or simply conversations to review obstacles and problems (Google Meets, Zoom, WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams, etc.), you have a high probability of efficiently managing your work team, with the certainty that both you and each one of the members will be confident to raise their concerns and ask for help whenever is necessary:

Help that you will certainly find in a friendly, reliable, and professional environment.

At Databloom we believe in a collaborative culture, where the role that each member plays is extremely important and therefore it is everyone duty to be a support, providing timely help when it is required. We established regular and specific meetings, set short-term goals and continuously monitor activities.

We give Databloom developers enough autonomy to manage their time and commitments and, more importantly, the freedom to create and propose their ideas, thereby enriching the final product and the work environment.

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