What lessons I've learned:
- Writing at least functional, or just smoke, tests solves much development problems
- Task development is half of well done feature
- Regular standup meetings for tracking progresss and quick reactions to changes in the project situation
- Wokrin in a virtual enviroment saves time and money, and increases the speed a new developer can join an undergoing project
- Power naps help a lot
What is the motivation for doing a day and a half development sprint? For me is the challenge and the opportunity to be a hero, to save the day. To complete something hard and critical, which not many people can do. For others, I don't know exactly, but I recon is the same as me. I feel downright special right now.
Well I am special. so are my colleagues, we are a special team which completed something special. Nobody can take that away from us.