Not long ago, prior to joining Protenus, I found myself contributing to a string of successful software projects. These projects, with small but talented engineering teams, didn’t shy from wild west development tactics: committing directly to the develop branch, merging without peer review of code, foregoing best practices ranging from automated code formatting to strong unit test coverage. Our technical chops and the disposable nature of our solutions meant we could move fast and muscle our way to a result that looked great while checking every requirement box. Management and clients were pleased to have features delivered on time. Developers enjoyed the low drag process. We were doing it right.