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Happiness Swiping

Increasing software development velocity is like nurturing a garden. Adopt component libraries, involve stakeholders, and stay flexible for organic growth.

By Rebekah Radice

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Increasing velocity in software development isn't easy. It's like trying to grow organically indoors. It requires the perfect amount of TLC, light, and soil conditions.

Most of us can barely keep a cactus alive, let alone an entire garden. But that didn't stop me.

I worked on a team that completed a deep retrospective analysis. I realized that developers spent most of their time building and maintaining custom components.

We reviewed our workflows and adopted Tailwind UI as a component library. It was like Miracle-Gro for our development speed—we saw a big improvement.

It felt like having green thumbs. The kind you get after keeping a Fiddle Leaf Fig alive for more than a month.

Until our friends in Design got involved. They asked us to graft some of the standardized components.


Our key takeaway? Improving organic growth is possible when all stakeholders are on board and when you remain flexible in your approach.

Together, you'll grow beautiful things.

Rebekah Radice

About Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, co-founder of BRIL.LA, has traded narcissism for purpose. When not driving growth, you'll find her tricking family into thinking she's Emeril Lagasse - likely covered in marinara. The spotlight was fun, but impact is better. These days she's using 20+ years of brand brilliance for good.